DermaphoriaBailed Out Of Jail And Holed Up In A Low Rent Motel, Amnesiac Eric Ashworth S Only Memory Is A Woman S Name Desiree With Steadily Increasing Doses Of A Strange New Hallucinogen, Eric Finds That The Drug Allows Him To Reassemble His Past In Broken Fragments But As He Begins To Lose Touch With The Present, His Distinction Between Truth And Fantasy Begins To Crumble, Creating A World Where Divisions Between Love And Loss, Violence And Tenderness, And Fact And Fiction Are Less Discernible Than They Ought To Be.

Author of books frequently borrowed but seldom returned.

[Read] ➵ Dermaphoria ➼ Craig Clevenger –
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Dermaphoria
  • Craig Clevenger
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780007198481

10 thoughts on “Dermaphoria

  1. says:

    I love this man s writing The words so poetic and the story unfolds like a bad dream, and you get the workings of a man who suffers from amnesia and is starting to get his memory back in chunks, but you can t be certain if any of those flashes are true Very abstract, like Memento meets Breaking Bad.

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    I was going to start this review by comparing Clevenger s writing to that of Chuck Palahniuk and Will Christopher Baer He s got the pace and acerbic plot mind of one and the visceral, dizzying prose of the other Then I flipped to the acknowledgements, and there, on the second paragraph, Clevenger thanks them both Well, no wonder, I thought Fans of either or both Palahniuk and Baer are bound to love Dermaphoria Clevenger starts with a classic and almost trite premise a man wakes up in a hospital, and the only thing he knows is one name Desiree The man Eric Ashworth sought after by info hungry cops, antsy attorneys, and dispassionate mobsters attempts to piece together his life, bit by bit, around that one name, using both old fashioned persistence and a new street drug The substance, called Skin, synthesizes the sense of touch, using it to extract reality rich remembrances from an ever expanding history Having memory is just a way of distorting a greater amount of the past, says one character The only problem Skin comes with some pretty serious side effects And, further, who s to say that the results are 100% accurate One part mystery, one part noir, and every bit of it a puzzle of firey, arresting prose, Dermaphoria is a great book ...

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    Read this book twice now Clevenger has, with two slim books, become my favorite author, most enjoyable, creative, researched No negatives, this book ll knock you on your ass.

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