Fiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. Detectives Michael and Daniel must try to solve a murder on planet Earth. The victim may or may not be named Jane from Yesterday. And the Man of One Thousand Years, cult leader of the Architects of Q'Noor, may or may not be responsible. As Michael and Daniel hurl themselves inexorably toward a final confrontation with the Man of One Thousand Years through a dreamlike landscape of exploding cacti, cultists, centaurs, spells, river gorgons, lobster enthusiasts, and undulating portals activated by prayer, they collide with a succession of randos and adversaries—Vampyre King, Man with Face Like Fire, Qyumoo'un, Eater of Dreams, Excalibur, Prince Al-Wajeed, and dozens more—sparing few in their frenzied quest for the truth.
"It's as if Richard Brautigan and Derek McCormack rewrote Collateral to make it a buddy film in which reality is constantly in the process of collapsing. Weird and wonderful and playful, this is the detective novel on acid."—Brian Evenson
"This book is a quest, a doorway, a surrealist play—I don't know what the hell to call it, which is why I can't recommend it enough. You've never read anything else that's fun like this is fun."—Amber Sparks
Mike Kleine is the author of the computer-generated novel Lonely Men Club, as well as Kanley Stubrick, Arafat Mountain, Mastadon Farm, THE MYSTERY OF THE SEVENTEEN PILOT FISH (Plays Inverse Press, 2016), WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE OCEAN AND THE AIR TASTES LIKE METAL AND THE BIRDS DON'T MAKE SOUND (Trnsfr Books, 2021) and other texts. He grew up in West Africa and graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in French literature. He currently lives somewhere in the Midwest.Dan Hoy is the author of THE DEATHBED EDITIONS (Octopus Books, 2016), WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE OCEAN AND THE AIR TASTES LIKE METAL AND THE BIRDS DON'T MAKE SOUND (Trnsfr books, 2021), and several poetry chapbooks, including The Terraformers (Third Man Books, 2017). He was a contributor to the collective blog Montevidayo, and was co-founder of the literary arts journal Soft Targets. He lives in Nashville.Author City: USA