The Place Between the Pillars
FriesenPress (February 21, 2017)
"He talked quickly and enthusiastically as the cocaine dripped down the back of his throat, and he knew he was trying to impress the drug dealer. He told him how the world shook if you were close enough and the blast was strong enough—how up and down got mixed up and there was only colors and heat. He told him how dirt and debris showered down on you, tapping on your helmet, and how for a moment it sounded and felt like rain. He told him about the few seconds of silence that followed, but then the apartment buzzer rang, and he instantly remembered her, waiting outside for him and the heroin."
“Powerful and haunting.”
-Cpl. (Ret) Josh Muir CD
"Raw, bleak, and powerful, this novel hit me like a sledgehammer."
"The novel packs a punch, it hits the reader hard and it deals with subject matter that is in no way light or frivolous, even when it is presented with sarcasm and dry humour. It is a book that cannot be taken or entered into lightly."
-Janille N G
"It plays loose with things and almost seems aimless at points, until the end when you realize what you've been tricked into facing or learning about humanity. It's such a fantastic way of telling the story."
“Very moving, very raw, and very well written.”
-Taryn Boyd, Brindle & Glass
“This is a relentless, tense, beautiful book, and its raw, unequivocal prose propels the reader to the final breathless moments.”
"The topic and the language is not for the faint of heart - it's a work of fiction, but contains a gritty description of life in the military as well as out of it, and an unflinching view of life in the drug culture."
"Never stooping to lazy tropes or repetitive topics, The Place Between the Pillars has the perfect balance of humor, poignancy, wit and pacing to make it an unforgettable tale..."