"For years, the pains in his head had been excruciating...and getting worse. When the operation was finally over, they let him take home the part of his brain they had to remove to make the pains subside. But then, it began... The piece began to grow. Before long, it seemed to be taking shape...almost like that...of a human..."
"(James Ferace is) one of the most exciting new contemporary voices in fiction." - Gregory Norris, author of "The Fierce and Unforgiving Muse" "The Warm Chromatic Mechanism" is a collection of ten stories from author James Ferace ("Imago Mortis," "Somnambulism," "Ockham's Razor"), hand chosen by the author himself and considered by many to be some of his best work. Includes: "Afterbirth," "Blunt Force Trauma," "Cathal," "Delusions of Grandeur," "The Garden of Euthanasia," "Grief Scripture," "Lusus Naturae," "Quietus," "The Residue of Design," and "Wisdom Teeth."
Little Odessa - a dark night in Winter. A man having domestic issues at home stumbles into a small, out-of-the-way pub to warm himself and crosses paths with a mysterious young woman who speaks not a word of English and apparently is blind, as well. He went out into the night hoping his life would change. Little did he know, it already has.
After being attacked, a man wakes up in a field next to the seemingly lifeless body of a girl he only has a vague recollection of. As he tries to piece together the events which lead him here, he is also apparently only slightly aware of the fact that his lower jaw is slowly rotting away.
He's lived alone for years. Terrified of the outside world. All doors and windows locked and bolted. His sanctuary. Then, he awakes one morning to inexplicably find his meticulously placed possessions moved about and rearranged. And again the next day. But, this is only the beginning...