Love is complicated. Murder even more so... When Henry's wife is murdered he's forced to disappear. Nobody would believe he didn't kill her. His sister, the only witness, won't testify. His brother-in-law, the detective, doesn't trust him. His mistress, the investigating pathologist, won't help him. They all have their own secrets to protect. And after all, Henry killed so many others before. Dark Water is a pitch black tale of suicide, torture, murder and revenge as an artist returns to produce his greatest work out of those closest to him. "Darkly wonderful...the latest release by Number Thirteen Press is one hell of an explosive firecracker. Dark Water has a short fuse and a powerful bang that wipes out everything you think you know about typical novellas. A great example of dark, twisted noir." -Regular Guy Reading Noir "Ironically, Dark Water, though about grim and depraved crime, made me euphoric while reading it, sentence by strikingly beautiful sentence. This book shows Ariana D. Den Bleyker to be one of the major talents of our age, with a mastery that allows her to change our psyches forever with the profound dynamics between her characters." -Tantra Bensko (Unside: A Book of Closed Time-like Curves)
- Paperback | 110 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 6.35mm | 172.36g
- 09 Mar 2015
- Illustrations, black and white
About Ariana D Den Bleyker
Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native currently residing in upstate New York, a wife, mother of two, a writer and an editor. When she's not editing or writing, she's spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. She is the author of several poetry chapbooks and collections, the novelette, Finger: Knuckle: Palm and the experimental memoir, prosthesis. She is the founder of ELJ Publications, a small press specializing in the author, and editor-in-chief of Emerge Literary Journal, scissors & spackle and The J.J. Outre Review, among others.