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Bailed 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.

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"[With] whip-crack visuals and cinematic editing...It's Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream by way of latter-day Cormac McCarthy." – The Book Standard

"...cleverly obtuse...offers a full ration of contemporary grit for those who prefer their noir with a high intelligence quotient." – Texas Monthly

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Craig Clevenger was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Southern California, where he studied English at California State University, Long Beach. He currently lives in San Francisco. Dermaphoria is ClevengerÂ’s second novel, following 2003Â’s word-of-mouth phenomenon The ContortionistÂ’s Handbook.

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