Jimmy wants desperately to reach the young girl resting on the yellow blanket. She won't move. She won't speak. She stares into nothingness while his father fumes and Jimmy tries desperately to hold onto his youth. Jimmy's world of light and joy is about to be shattered by the horror of the darkness lurking behind the eyes of the girl on the yellow coverlet.
Alex Issa's thought provoking stories are difficult to classify. From post-apocalyptic fables tackling restraint in the absence of law to tales of hit man morality, his short fiction has challenged readers and delighted critics with its minimalist sensibilities and ever-present subtext. Here, two almost surreal short stories lead the listener through disturbing and somehow beautiful locations in the mind.
Drusilla reminisces with her sister about their misadventures and of course the one misadventure that defines them, the revenge killing of her boyfriend. The dark exploration of sinister and disturbed lives intertwined in murder is sure to keep you up late at night with the lights on, just hoping that sound in the hallway is only your imagination. Warning: This audiobook contains very graphic and horrific imagery. Parents should read this in its entirety before allowing a child in their care to read it.