Kealan Patrick Burke
|Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 02:01 pm: |
- CURRENCY OF SOULS
I'm pleased to announce that Subterranean Press will be publishing my new novel, Currency of Souls, at the end of the year. Here's the synopsis:
Welcome to Eddie's Tavern, the only functioning water hole in a near-dead town. Among the people you'll meet tonight are: Tom, Milestone's haunted lawman, who walks in the shadow of death; Gracie, the barmaid, a wannabe actress, doomed to spend her hours tending bar in a purgatory of her father's making; Flo, the town seductress, who may or may not have murdered her husband; Cobb, a nudist and pariah awaiting an apology from the commune who cast him out; Wintry, the mute giant, whose story is told only in cryptic messages scribbled beneath newspaper headlines; Kyle, the kid, who keeps a loaded gun beneath the table; and Cadaver, who looks like a corpse, but smells real nice, and occupies his time counting stacks of pennies.
These are the condemned.
And then there's Reverend Hill, who will be in at eleven, regular as clockwork, to tell them who's going to die, and who's going to drive.
Welcome to Eddie's, where tonight, for the first time in three years, nothing will go according to plan.
The book will be released with a print run of 1500 signed, numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. Check back for ordering information!