breakfast run by the enigmatic Maria and soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict with her abusive, alcoholic boyfriend. The drama is complicated by his growing suspicion that Liz, Maria--even Allen himself—might not really exist. As Allen’s relationship with Maria deepens, he’s troubled by the knowledge that any new love is destined to be short-lived. But before darkness closes around him, Allen Wrangell has a journey to take and questions to ask. Whether or not he likes the answers, Allen himself might never know.
In exploring the tenuous relationships of lost and alienated people, Terrane ultimately seeks affirmation of our connection, the absolute necessity of human touch, kindness, memory. That these relationships are forged in the face of estrangement, violence, and death makes them all the more vital to the people establishing and experiencing them. In a world that is fracturing and falling in on itself, only love makes sense, and relationships are not so much a matter of desire, but of survival.
Terrane is literary fiction and is available wherever books are sold.