"You think the world would be a better place if everyone thought more like yourself? Or let me put it this way, Mr. Edwards. Is the world a better place with you thinking like yourself?"
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An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body...until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on Earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.Lilah will do anything to return home to Olympus, including betraying Roth.…
Stevie Ludich stumbles upon a dry lakebed covered in writing that tells the story of a man who goes to a job interview with a weird corporation that seems to know an awful lot about the job candidates. As Stevie dictates the words into an old reel-to-reel, he can't help but wonder who wrote them, and why.
And that's not the only thing going on in Cartago. The police chief is on the reluctant lookout for biblical signs, a young photographer/waitress is making decisions about her future, and Guy and Jeanne Valleroy have their hands full with the Communal Orgone Accumulator, the mummy of 'Ambrose Bierce?', and the impending arrival of some colorful guests. What excitement will their big event bring? And how will all of these things overlap?
Petrichor is a well-paced black comedy with a paranoiac dose of science fiction washed over with ruminations on identity, language and the composition of reality.