Ryan Masters :: Writer & Poet
“Girl on a Trampoline” by Steve Mahon

“Girl on a Trampoline” by Steve Mahon

Above an Abyss: Two Novellas — available now from Radial Books

"A pair of quietly disturbing tales that will surely resonate with readers." - Kirkus Reviews

Trampoline Games

It’s the summer of 1986 and all is not well among the sharply defined suburbs of Salt Lake City. A 12-year-old boy arrives in a land of “mountains, Mormons, crickets” to find baffling prejudice, but also intoxicating freedom, lust, moments of heaven and, in the end, a terrible violence.

The Moth Orchid
When a hereditary form of early onset dementia begins to ravage a woman’s mind, she embarks on a desperate quest into her past in hopes of finding answers. Set against the noir backdrop of a sub-zero Alaskan winter, The Moth Orchid is a gripping tale of one woman’s struggle with the inevitability of oblivion.

“Come to Ryan Masters for the lust and violence of youth, stay for madness, decay and death. Above an Abyss is a Borghesian tour de force.” - Elizabeth McKenzie


Also available at Bookshop Santa Cruz, The Bookworks in Pacific Grove and direct from RadialBooks.com.

Say who now?

Ryan Masters is a writer and poet from Santa Cruz, CA. He spent a decade on staff at the Santa Cruz Sentinel and The Monterey County Weekly. He is a frequent contributor to The Surfer's Journal and former poet-in-residence for the City of Pacific Grove, CA. The author of a chapbook, below the low-water mark, his work has also appeared in publications such as The Iowa Review, Catamaran Literary Reader and Unlikely Stories. Above an Abyss: Two Novellas (Radial Books, 2018) is his first collection of fiction.

“Ryan Masters writes stories that pull the rug out from under you— and leave you gasping for air. I've rarely been so surprised as by stories like these. Brilliant work.” – Susie Bright

For more information or to order a review copy of Above an Abyss: Two Novellas, contact Tricia Yost of Radial Books at radialbooks.com. For interview requests or author questions use the contact form.

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