Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories




“David Peak builds stories that are intricate structures, impossible monuments to human darkness. To read them is to feel something tap against a secret part of us, a hidden bone that refuses to be forgotten.” —Nadia Bulkin, author of She Said Destroy

Phantom limbs, porous realities, and strange reflections shifting in black glass. The thirteen stories included in David Peak’s decade-spanning collection explore how memory affects place and place memory, the traumas that haunt bodies like ghosts, and the desperation of needing to be seen and understood by others. Only in pulling back the bloody veil of this world may we be so blessed to see things as they really are—and not as we wish them to be.

With an introduction by Christopher Slatsky.

“David Peak writes like a black-winged emissary from the Void, and Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories is a travelogue behind the walls, beneath the surface, and through the worm-tunnels that pierce a dying world’s heart. From fever dreams and haunted houses to fissures in reality and the emptiness beyond, no one else captures the aspects of the abyss like David Peak.” —Gordon B. White, author of As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions

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Product Details:

Author: David Peak

Publication Date: April 2, 2021


Paperback: $16.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $19.95

Electronic: $6.95

Print Length: 154 pages

Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone