Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the
Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .
Francis was human once, but now he''s an eight-foot-tall
locust,and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him
sing. . . .
John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a
dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since
disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .
Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in
the summer of ''77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a
vastcardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . .
The past isn''t dead. It isn''t even past. . . .