Ponckhockie Union is an alchemical exploit in which trauma and synchronicity operate as elixirs, ennobling ordinary lives. Its elegant clarity presents two kinds of detective story, one unfolding in the New York’s Hudson Valley and the other in the mind of a man who finds his own sense of self getting in the way of his highest aspiration, which is to transcend the world of category and convention and dissolve into the primal material of the cosmos, hence the title, Ponckhockie Union.
Brent Robison, author
Benedict Arnold Rose is a documentary filmmaker in a troubled marriage. His history-focused life is suddenly derailed by shadowy assassins with multiple identities, indoctrination in a dark cell, seduction, betrayal, the finality of fire, and the unexpected kindness of a stranger. He must journey within, but what is real? And who is asking? Coincidence and paradox abound as Rose negotiates his passage into a new life…but the questions without answers still remain.
Djelloul Marbrook, award-winning poet/novelist, Far from Algiers, The Light Pier