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ChiZine Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 209 pages
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David Holbrook exists everywhere and nowhere.David Holbrook is a scrawny kid, the victim of bullies, and the neglected son of insane parents.David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkipos, a vicious murderer turned imprisoned leader of a death cult dedicated to Eris, the Hellenic goddess of discord.David Holbrook never killed anyone, and lives a lonely and luckless existence with his aging mother in a tumbledown New Jersey town.Caught between finger and trigger, David is given three chances to decide his fate as he is compelled to live and relive all his potential existences, guided only by the dark wisdom found in a bottle of cough syrup.From the author of the instant cult classic MOVE UNDER GROUND comes a fantasy of blood, lust, destiny, school shootings, and the chance to change your future.

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About the author (2012)

Nick Mamatas is the author of four and a half previous novels, including THE DAMNED HIGHWAY with Brian Keene, and SENSATION. He's also an anthologist-recent titles include HAUNTED LEGENDS, coedited with Ellen Datlow, and THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE, coedited with Masumi Washington. Nick's short fiction has appeared in ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION, WEIRD TALES, NEW HAVEN REVIEW, and the Canadian literary journal subTERRAIN, among many other periodicals and anthologies. A native New Yorker, Nick now lives in California, but first he spent several years living in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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