On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss.
On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open onto the shores of the dream-sea Quiddity. And there’s not a soul below who’ll not be changed by that fact… Phoboe Cobb, once a doctor’s receptionist, is about to forget her old life and go looking for her lost lover Joe Flicker in the strange, sensual wonderland on the other side of that door. Tesla Bombeck, who knows what horrors lurk on the far side of Quiddity, must solve the mysteries of the city’s past if she is to keep those horrors from crossing the threshold. Harry D’Amour, who has traced the ultimate evil across America, will find it conjuring atrocities in the sunlit streets of Everville.
It was hope undid them.1
(@HarperCollinsUK, 24 June 2020, ebook, 707 pages, borrowed from @AmazonKindle, #PrimeReading)
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Barker is one of my favourite writers and I still have a lot of his back catalogue to read. I loved the first book of the art, The Great and Secret Show which I read years ago. I hope he finally finishes the final book in the trilogy. If you’ve read any of Barker’s work you’ll know what to expect – dark, twisted, disturbing, and intense, a blend of fantasy and horror and other stuff that you don’t know what to name. I loved every word of Everville.