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Detritus in Love by [Mercedes M. Yardley, John Boden]

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"What unfurls in the form of The Opposite is a haunting and unsettling presence--one that our protagonist, Detritus, must battle, with a motley crew consisting of only his ghostly best friend and a long dead love. Suits of skin, bloody rain, vermin and insects unified in upheaval--this tapestry is a vibrant, visceral horror, written by two introspective visionaries."--Richard Thomas, author of Breaker and Tribulations
"Detritus in Love" is a fantastic tale that confidently walks the line between darkly whimsical and truly creepy. What looks to be an odd love story takes a strange and harrowing turn, as unwanted child Det (short for Detritus) and his two dead friends Schultz (still dressed as Hitler from a Halloween dance) and Blank come face to face with The Opposite, a malevolent figure with a connection to Det. All-too-recognizable slices of a sad life in a small trailer park intermingle with unusual and vivid imagery, allowing the story to be both grounded and bizarre. Read all in one sitting for best effect!" -Sam Cowan
"Yardley and Boden bring a darkly beautiful tale of death and love afterwards. Haunting, this one is not to be missed." --Jacob Haddon, Lamplight Magazine, Apokrypha Press.
"At times poetic and petal delicate, and at other times dangerous and razor sharp, Detritus In Love is the type of delicious little story you'll want to gobble up in one sitting."--Kristi DeMeester.
Detritus in Love is a dark portrait of the fantastic, tinged with shades of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Boden and Yardley kept me hoping and wishing on each star they painted in their stark night sky. -Matt Betts, Author of Odd Men Out and Indelible Ink
"Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden have fashioned a memorably dark story of intense longing--for love, for life, for beauty. Detritus, accompanied only by his spirit-friends Schultz and Blank, must try to survive the heartless elements of a hostile, claustrophobic world. Soulful and metaphorical, Detritus' life (or the possibility of his life) sings with desire. The marvelous imagery created by these talented authors will linger in your imagination, and the plight of their young protagonist will haunt you." - S.P. Miskowski, author of Knock Knock and Muscadines
"With Detritus in Love, Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden have created a beautifully poetic dark fantasy of love, loss, and belonging that will break your heart and leave you haunted." --Damien Angelica Walters, author of Paper Tigers and Sing Me Your Scars
It's always intriguing to read a successful collaboration: two creative minds merging into one shared vision. Not the easiest thing to do. Mercedes Yardley & John Boden take the challenge to nightmare territory: DETRITUS IN LOVE is haunting and unsettling, a darkly poetic, feverishly vivid dreamscape for broken romantics everywhere. Read it and be disturbed. -- Craig Spector

About the Author

Mercedes M. Yardley is a dark fantasist who wears red lipstick and poisonous flowers in her hair. She was a contributing editor for Shock Totem Magazine and currently works with Gamut, a new neo-noir magazine. Mercedes is the author of many diverse works, including Beautiful Sorrows, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and the Bone Angel trilogy. She recently won the Bram Stoker Award(R) for her story Little Dead Red. Mercedes lives and works in Las Vegas, and you can reach her at

John Boden lives a stone's throw from Three Mile Island with his wonderful wife and sons. A baker by day, he spends his off time writing or working on Shock Totem. He likes Diet Pepsi and horseradish cheese and sports ferocious sideburns. While his output as a writer is fairly small, it has a bit of a reputation for being unique. His work has appeared in Shock Totem, Splatterpunk, Blight Digest and Lamplight as well as the following anthologies Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen and the Criminally Insane, Once Upon An Apocalypse, Robbed Of Sleep Vol 1, and Borderlands 6. His not-really-for-children children's book, Dominoes is a pretty cool thing or so people say. You can track him down on the Facebook. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01M0I3DQX
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Omnium Gatherum; First edition (October 3, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 3, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 215 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 61 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 099797172X
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

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