By Matt Bell
A 19th-century minister builds an problematic motor that might result in the second one Coming. a guy with tough palms locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic military falls lower than a veil of forgetfulness. the tale of crimson driving Hood is administered via a most likely never-ending sequence of iterations. A father invents an intricate, eating video game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered blouse buried underneath a blanket of snow: they're scattered via those pages as clues to mysteries that can by no means be solved, lingering proof of the violence and unknowability of the world.
A Tree or an individual or a Wall brings jointly Bell’s formerly released shorter fiction—the tale assortment How They have been Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby—along with seven darkish and stressful new tales, to create a suite of singular power.
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