This garden is full of haunted people.
There’s Wash Greavor and his friends, lost on backwoods logging trails, who stumble on an ancient graveyard where a monstrous sentry from long ago awaits them.
Then there’s Corbin Grimwood and his new gun. It hums in his hand like a can full of bees. It brings him a feeling of protection and invincibility. Suddenly, he’s become a man of action. But as the old Corbin slips away, the new one is left wondering: at what point do our possessions come to possess us?
And Shelly Loomis, there’s a case for you: reduced to a shell of her former self by a frightful occurrence that has completely undone the mental balance of her best friend, and threatens her sanity as well if she doesn’t take drastic action.
There’s Rhoda Beekman, who collides head-on with a truck. She’s lucky to be alive, but not so lucky to find she’s now sharing her body with two other beings. There’s the old grifter who sells human skulls to the bereaved; the fading actor whose yearning to hang on to fame will come at the cost of a fellow actor’s life; the bachelor farmer grappling with a legacy of evil.
And there are others. Lost souls seeking a way out. But there’s no escaping the bitter truth that awaits us all in the heart of the garden.