Deep Blue by David Niall Wilson
Approx. 102,730 words.
Published on March 2, 2010 by
Brandt is a drunken, self-loathing guitarist. When he locks himself out of his apartment and stumbles into an alley filled with trash can fires and the homeless, he is gifted - or cursed? - with the ability to play blues like he's never heard...at a price. He must play to release the pain of the world before it drives him mad. There is another who wants that pain to grow...