Solace Valley (Paperback)
Morgan is an expert in two fields: running away and blending in. These defenses serve him well following a family tragedy that's left his appearance in shambles. In spite of moving around the country with his faithful companion, Hudson, he always returns to where he grew up: San Jose, California.
A stable job, downtown apartment, and loving dog should be enough to make him happy. His defense mechanisms and ample self-medication keep him balanced - protected from the constant rhythm of daily life. These lies seem to work on everyone else, but steadily erode Morgan's identity, mind, and soul to the brink of madness.
Written in a mix of narrative and journal entries, solace valley documents one person's journey to decipher reality from fiction in a city that praises the artificial.