Jeffrey Ford's World Fantasy Award-winner The Physiognomy introduce Cley, master of a twisted and terming science in a nightmare city. In the brilliantly audacious Memoranda, the reformed physiognomist embarked on a surreal quest through the mind of the monster who imagined the dark metropolis. Now comes the third and final leg of Cley's bizarre life journey.
Cley has witnessed miracles, and both he and his world have bee changed by them. But now the former Physiognomist First Class must travel to the inconceivable ends of his world -- and into the perilous heart of a sentient wilderness. Only there, where demons and wraith feed on flesh and terror -- where astonishing sights and circumstance are commonplace -- can amends be made and the old Cley buried. But the Beyond has its needs and a living consciousness that encompasses all the wonders within its boundaries. And each step forward bring, Cley inescapable responsibilities as it carries him deeper into the core of legend and toward a mystery older than time....Continua