Why did William Merriam murder his wife and children? What sets him on a trail of murder and perverse destruction that transgresses what is thinkable in human behaviour? This is a dark, frightening, controversial book about a man who skins his victims, and is merciless toward himself.
About the author
Kenneth J. Harvey recently won the prestigious Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and is the author of several novels, including Shack: The Cutland Junction Stories, The Flesh So Close, Skinhound: There Are No Words, The Woman in the Closet, Brud (Little, Brown), and Nine-tenths Unseen (Somerville House). Harvey has held the post of Writer in Residence at both the University of New Brunswick and Memorial University. He lives in an outport in Newfoundland.