Coming Very Soon: The Deadheart Shelters by Forrest Armstrong
Available this August from Forrest Armstrong and Swallowdown Press:
“The literary equivalent of an Alejandro Jodorowsky film.”
— Carlton Mellick III
Never fall in love, and never try to escape.
Born into a life of brutal slavery, Peter spends his days driven into the wild by vicious dog-masters, forced to pick delicate swamp berries from the skeletons of dead reptiles. His nights offer only the brief escape of hushed conversation and the strange magnolia perfume of fellow slave Lilly.
A moment’s opportunity turns to violence and Peter is thrust into a bizarre new world populated by devious goat-men, poisonous coal-slugs, and murderous royal processions. With the help of his newfound companion, a man-sized infant named Dirt, Peter must decide between embracing his narcotic new world or returning to his old life to save the beautiful souls haunting his dreams.
With a unique poetic prose style Forrest Armstrong delivers a surreal and resonant Bizarro parable for all those who find themselves trapped deep within…
The Deadheart Shelters
This book is awesome. One of the best combinations of weird and beautiful I've ever read, and it's dropping in mid-August.