Evan Tormer is haunted. His life has been shattered by events beyond his control and regret is his constant companion. His wife is gone, lost to an unbeatable cancer. His son has been mentally and physically handicapped by a tragic accident. He's been fired for using company funds in a failed attempt to save his wife's life.
"Wonderfully scary, except for the ending."
This collection of short stories by author Andersen Prunty features "Room 19", a post-apocalyptic nightmare based on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' song "From Her to Eternity," appearing for the first time anywhere, and "Market Adjustment", about one man's battle with the wealthy, previously available only in a very limited edition. Also includes: "The Dust Season", "The Man With the Face Like a Bruise," "The Photographer," "The Night the Moon Made a Sound," and "The Funeralgoer."
Victor, his wife Miranda, and his daughter Julie, live a simple life. Together, the three of them spend their days with one another, having meals together, swimming in the backyard, and generally enjoying one another. Until a nosy neighbor stumbled upon their dark secret... As Victor struggles to contain the exposure to his family's macabre existence, he must also find a way to protect the ones he loves without losing them all - or has he already?