In Puckett's adroit new literary novel, a schizophrenic detective, Mack Harris, befriends a novelist across the hall in his apartment building in Manhattan. After a series of supposed deaths, Mack has to figure out why his reality has been so subverted. Who is Chloe? Who is the Little Man Crunch?
In this writer's labyrinth of words never seeming what they are, Mack begins to develop an actual life outside the character he is in the book. And the question becomes: who is in control here, character or novelist? Who, really, is Mack? For that matter, who is Mark Damon Puckett?