Kealan Patrick Burke takes a situation that we all have encountered. We have been at a store or restaurant and seen a parent struggle with a seemingly demon possessed child. Hopefully we have felt compassion. Maybe we were that parent. At one time or another I think all of us have been on one side or the other of that situation.
Burke takes this stressful real life event and plays it out on another stage. A Twilight Zone-like alternate reality where the demons are real and nothing is as it seems. Where your life is suddenly not as you remember it and no one you know is the same.
Where doors open to places that only the insane see in their dreams.
A great novella by an author that never takes the safe and familiar route to his destinations. Every time you read something by Burke you know that you will travel unfamiliar territory.
Unsettling, chilling, and very original.