Synopses & Reviews
In pitch-perfect prose, Greg Bottoms shows with great empathy and dramatic tension the psychological decline of his brother as he becomes obsessed first with heavy metal music, martial arts, and the occult, and then with the more bizarre aspects of Christianity. We see not only the effect Michael's odd and increasingly violent behavior has on the people around him, but also come to understand how the author, now a successful writer and journalist, used the power of language and storytelling both to save himself and to forgive his brother.
About the Author
Greg Bottoms's writing has been published in Salon, Feed, Nerve, and The Beacon Best of 1999. He lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.