Synopses & Reviews
A combination of speculative and darkly surreal, the stories in Shadowselves examine characters who have stepped dangerously close to an edge they cannot see. A snow plow driver stranded on the roadside during a blizzard is harshly confronted by a long-repressed childhood trauma. A middle-aged man wakes up one morning to find he's gained 400 pounds overnight, along with the unbearable regrets of countless strangers. A lonely child sets off to prove the existence of a mythic bird, but uncovers an ugly secret on the other side of town. A comatose teenage outcast traverses the liminal space between life and death. A reclusive night-shift worker tries a daring weight-loss experiment only to find himself pursued by a stalker no one else can see. With a sometimes-tenuous grip on reality, and often haunted by memories, mistakes, and alternate versions of who they might have been, the characters in Shadowselves struggle to find meaningful human connections in a world where the most important things always seem just out of their reach.