A woman’s normal bus journey transports her into a grotesque shantytown where the inhabitants mug newcomers for food, trinkets and anything else they can find. With little to eat but dead rats and human flesh, the stranger’s work experience on a deli counter soon finds her cast in the role of butcher, but all she wants is to find a way out…
This novella by James R. Gapinski is a sort of dystopian horror story that’s cleverly written and thought-provoking. Having said that, tales of this sort always leave me feeling like I’ve missed something, or haven’t grasped what the author was getting at, and yet, though I still have no clue what it was about, I couldn’t stop reading.
If, like Winona Ryder’s character in Beetlejuice, you consider yourself to be strange and unusual, this book is for you.
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