March 2014 · Freehand Books
In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten magnetically charged stories of physics, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — our world distilled and transmuted. Carjacking amnesiacs, small-town cabbies, and accidental gunrunners, all struggling to make sense of the strange, often surreal events that overtake them. Here, on the boundaries between the possible and the impossible, lie fear and wonder, transcendence and obsession . . . and perhaps even a hint of grace.