Veniss Underground by Jeff VanderMeer

By Jeff VanderMeer

In his debut novel, literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer takes us on an unforgettable trip, a triumph of the mind's eye that finds the paranormal and mysterious urban of Veniss via 3 intertwined voices. First, Nicholas, a would-be residing Artist, seeks to flee his demons within the shadowy underground–but in doing so makes a take care of the satan himself. In her fevered look for him, his dual sister, Nicola, spins her personal strange and hypnotic story as she discovers the hidden secrets and techniques of the town. and at last, haunted via Nicola’s surprising, mysterious disappearance and gripped through melancholy, Shadrach, Nicola’s lover, embarks on a mythic trip to the nightmarish degrees deep underneath the outside of town to convey his love again to gentle. There he'll locate wonders past imagining…and horrors more than the guts can bear.

By turns attractive, scary, tender, and strong, Veniss Underground explores the boundaries of affection, reminiscence, and obsession in a panorama that defies the bounds of the mind's eye. This certain variation comprises the quick tales “The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight”; “Detectives and Cadavers”; and “A center for Lucretia” and the novella Balzac’s battle, supplying an entire journey of the glorious global of Veniss.

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Price didn’t want to read it, but he couldn’t help himself. There was nothing in the short piece that he didn’t already know. Sheila had been stabbed to death in her car, probably after arriving in the parking lot of her apartment sometime early Wednesday morning. The police wouldn’t reveal whether she had been sexually assaulted. ” Price wondered for a moment if he was one of those persons, then angrily rejected that. Why should his name be on that list? He still had a vague feeling of uncleanness about something, but he couldn’t define exactly what it was.

She turned back to Price. “Is that going to be on your credit card, Mr. ” He gave her his Discover card and she ran it through the authorizer, then gave it back to him. ” He signed. She leaned her elbows on the desk. “You’re over here from Portland? ” “Not for a few years. ” Jackie Lyle rolled her eyes. “Boy, has that confused a lot of people? If you don’t take the right exit, you go right by the town. ” “I just stayed on old 97. ” “That was smart. So this is a business trip for you? ” “I’m an accountant.

The woman claimed that they had met someplace before. Price didn’t recognize her, yet he had a vague uneasiness that he should know her for some reason. Despite what she said, he didn’t believe she was just a traveling sales rep at all. But then, who, or what, was she? Price leaned across the plastic wood grain table. “Okay, listen, Ms. Kelsey, or whoever you are, this isn’t funny anymore. I don’t know you, but you obviously have a lot of information about me. ” Her flat eyes flickered. “I’m not moving my lips just to fan the air.

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