the pale of memory

by Peter Halsey Sherwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781475943498
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781475943504

About the Book

In the mid-1990s, Manhattan quivered under a dreadful affliction. For one group of New Yorkers, what starts out as a caper worthy of the Hardy Boys themselves quickly spirals into a reckless mission of obsession and a dangerous love affair with dire consequences.

Crafted with the focused perspective of the voyeur, the pale of memory portrays a shifting world of the questionable protagonist, a young man named Scott. As he attempts to hide his secrets, he also tries to transform his new lover in a desperate attempt to recreate his own past. For Scott, nothing is as it seems in the swirling vortex of lies, trickery, and emotional misdirection. As perceptions are revealed and confronted, everything Scott wants to believe is challenged with haunting vigor.

Too soon, Scott’s mania reveals more than he can comprehend or manage. From the darkest memories of his curious, confusing past, Scott’s present is about to spin out of control too, to a place where the pale of memory builds to a devastating crescendo.

“Hitchcock’s Vertigo with sexy, dangerous young men. Had me hooked from page one.”

—Charles Busch, author of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

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About the Author

Peter Halsey Sherwood studied at London’s historic Royal Academy of Music and worked as a theatrical agent before becoming the dining editor of Next magazine in New York City. He has been published in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook and has written for Interior Design, New York, and Woman’s Day