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By Laine Cunningham

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM FAULKNER AWARD

Neil Gaiman's American Gods meets China Mieville's Kraken in a haunting and atmospheric story that pits an FBI profiler opposed to monsters old and modern.

When FBI agent Priya Conlin-Kumar tracks varied serial killers searching within the comparable urban, she starts to work out visions of a demon king. After one of many killers falls, she hones in at the likely inhuman predator who keeps slaughtering at whim. The nearer she will get, the extra severe their conflict turns into until eventually it touches the legislation enforcement officers--female and male--assisting with the case.
As if referred to as forth by means of powers too historic to disclaim, the visions input the cloth global. Inexplicable occasions quickly make it transparent that the gods and demons of mythology are relocating in the course of the urban. Supernatural beings step into the conflict among those mortals, lending their immortal energies to a showdown among solid and evil. Priya needs to entry the darkish, sensual energy of the goddess Kali as a way to face the demonic predator on his personal terms.

Showcasing the city surrealism that marks bizarre fiction authors and the recent bizarre type, Beloved blends the shadows of H. P. Lovecraft with the literary sensibility of Ursula Le Guin to spark fury and tears via suspense, intercourse, horror, and a spare prose style.

Supported by way of Vermont Studio Center 
Wildacres Arts & Humanities Center 

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