Flies: A Novel

Flies: A Novel

by Roger Leatherwood

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Overview

An escape from a chain gang in the deserts of California led by a hardened criminal nicknamed "Flies" leads to a forgotten government research base with a nuclear secret 20 years old.

A convict changes his identity and returns to his hometown, hiding as an usher in a deteriorating movie palace. But he's been here - 20 years before - and what's hidden in his history, and lurking backstage, awakens a silent horror as patient and possessive as the decay overtaking the haunted building.

A crime novel reconfigured as gothic chamber piece, "Flies" slides through a narrative that slowly destabilizes as plot turns and horror elements poke at and unseal the rules of genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481959957
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Roger Leatherwood worked in the film industry in numerous capacities for 20 years. His feature "Usher" won numerous awards on the independent film festival circuit, and his book "Mondo Cine: Film Exhibition and Archiving in Revolution" collects his writings on theatres and the loss of movie culture.

This is his first novel.

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