Meet a most unusual cast of characters:
John Frost, a criminal who uses the strategies of chess to ferret out and punish the snitch in his drug-dealing organization.
Joey Douglas, a zombie who can’t eat meat but craves coffee from his favorite barista.
Little Cinda, whose wish upon a falling star gives her the chance to see her deceased mother again.
Young Sonny, helpless to prevent his house from sliding off a cliff into the ocean.
Dax, an autistic boy who listens to the oak tree in his front yard and learns a hundred-year-old secret.
Gary, whose disfigured face can stop a clock, according to the bullies who torment him.
These and six other unforgettable characters are the dramatis personae in this offbeat collection of short stories.
Be prepared to laugh and to cry, perhaps to be haunted by one of the voices you hear. After all, love and death sculpt our souls into shapes we couldn’t have imagined.