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THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL.
by Adam-Troy Castro.
1 of 350 Signed Limited copies.
REVIEW: THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL does in fifty-six pages what it takes Bret Easton Ellis' LUNAR PARK four hundred pages to do--essays the immense and terrible pain parents are capable of inflicting upon their children. And it does so with a hellova grueling whallop. ...A relentless, powerful little book. --Jack Ketchum, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.
OVERVIEW: Resolution. Reason. Respect. Among U.S. couples marrying today, roughly 40% will divorce. About half of those will have children at the time of the split. Ensuing ugliness will engulf the lives of both divorcees and offspring. They can in most cases expect years of legal battles, deceit, rage, depression, baiting, vitriol, manipulation, and hurt. Perhaps there is another way, a better way. A way that allows for resolution, reason, and respect. An agreement, of sorts, but one that confronts rather than masks the myriad troubles at hand. Lays them all out on the table. Settles the issues once and for all in an honorable arena. Something direct. Fair. Final. AUTHOR: Adam-Troy Castro, Hugo/Nebula/Stoker-nominated author of the SF novel Emissaries from the Dead, brings you a brutally horrific tale of the ultimate settlement in the battle of broken-hearted wills in a new novella from Creeping Hemlock Press. Petty power-plays have been cast aside. The faÃ§ade of decency is shelved. For one blistering week in an abandoned desert motel, there will be no excuses, pleading, or games. Only resolution, reason, respect. And blood. (1A)
2008 Creeping Hemlock Press. Sealed since publication.