Again I admonish you, you who exist: be like those who do not exist, that you may dwell with those who do not exist. The Apocryphon of James
It's back ... Distortion was reissued in 2010 by Rebel Satori Press.
During a year that resembles 1991, with war and its aftermath as the constant background noise, Reggie is bouncing around the country, hustling and trying to stave off personal catastrophe. With his own drug-addled sense of history merging with revelation, and his own destiny merging with something he begins to suspect is evil, the scope of the catastrophe seems increasingly cosmic in proportions. In a landscape of airplane disasters, arson fires, emergent viruses and the confounding stew of humanity in the backseats of Greyhound buses, his story intersects a variety of characters equally unmoored from the reference points and false hopes offered by a mutating social order. The barely communicable dreams of indie film directors, occultist producers, punk poets, aspiring actresses and refugees trapped in their own stories of impending doom reduce the quest for love to rubble, leaving only a conflicted yearning for apocalypse in its place. Distortion is a prophetic book peering beneath the surface of American life to discover how much will be risked for the sake of transformation.
"Distortion works on a different wavelength from most fiction being published today. It gets you initially at an unconscious level, infiltrating your thoughts and presenting a world where the constant drone of TV news and MTV mixes with the hopes and demons of the disenfranchised. Violence, disaster, sex, love, and cruelty ripple through the book like unscrambled broadcasts of a premium cable channel." Jim Tushinski