Enter the disturbing world of Syd, an innocent child plunged into a hell of domestic violence and abuse. Look through his eyes as he tries to make sense of mental illness, demonic possession and other taboos society would rather not confront. Carefully crafted together from the real life suffering of the author and two of his childhood friends, the narrative will grip you.
Film noir "His Smoke, Her Roses" by Chandra Jayne. A girl's coming-of-age thriller set in 1930s. Kansas City in the Thirties seemed wholesome as the town of Mayberry but was impervious as Gotham City. Haven to bootleggers and farmers, the city promised everything but freedom to a young woman Carthage who flees her violent family on the coat tails of a gangster with a crying disorder. Love? Maybe.
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