The Deadheart Shelters

August 5, 2010 at 12:51 am (Uncategorized)

Two weeks until takeoff. 

Carlton Mellick III, who was a hero to me when I started getting into writing, already called it “The literary equivalent of an Alejandro Jodorowsky film.”

It’ll be published by Swallowdown Press, which is operated by Jeremy Robert Johnson (of Angeldust Apocalypse clout). I have him to thank for how slick this project is, every step of the way… he even gave the book its name. I honestly couldn’t be more excited. This shit is fresh.

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


1 Comment

  1. The Deadheart Shelters is Now Available « Forrest Armstrong aka Gasoline Monk said,

    […] here. For a summary (the Amazon pages always lack one when the book’s first up) scoot back to my last post. But I like Carlton Mellick III‘s bite-sized summary the most: “The literary equivalent […]

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