By Kevin P. Keating
From an exhilarating new voice in fiction comes a chilling and deliciously darkish novel approximately an idyllic Midwestern collage city that seems to be a landscape of depravity and a nexus of horror.
For years Normandy Falls has been haunted via its unusual background and the aggrieved spirits acknowledged to roam its graveyards. regardless of warnings, Edmund Campion is decided to pursue a complicated measure there. yet Edmund quickly learns he isn't proof against the impersonal trappings of destiny: his female friend, Morgan Fey, smashes his center; his adviser, Professor Martin Kingsley, crushes him with frivolous assignments; and his dead-end task starts off to take a toll on his actual and psychological wellbeing and fitness. One evening he stumbles upon the physique of Emily Ryan, an unapologetic townie, drowned in her family members pool. used to be it suicide or homicide? within the days that persist with, Emily's husband, Charlie, crippled via self-loathing and frozen with worry, makes an attempt to escape his disastrous existence and sends their dual daughters to stick with the Kingsleys. Possessed by way of an unnamed, preternatural energy, the twins recognize that the professor seduced their mom and should have had a hand in her destiny. With their piercing stares, the ladies fill Martin with a regret that he desperately attempts to conceal from his spouse. somewhere else, a low-level felony named the Gonk takes over a distant cottage, whole with a burial floor and moonshine nonetheless, and devises plans for either. Xavier D'Avignon, the eccentric chef of a failing French eating place, provides clients with a hallucinogenic cocktail. And Colette Collins, an aged neighborhood artist of the surreal, attends a retrospective of her paintings that's destined to set the complete city on fire.
Kevin P. Keating's masterly novel delves into the inner most recesses of the human skill for evil.
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The Captive Condition: A Novel by Kevin P. Keating