Houses of the Holy

2015 DEBUT Houses of the Holy
Book Author(s) Caitlin Skaalrud
Publisher Uncivilized Books
Book List Price $21.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
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A young woman’s descent into the depths of her psyche in hopes of repairing the damage takes the form of a Dantean journey. Each stage a macabre installation of everyday objects and animals (dead and alive) arranged in occult patterns. Abandoning the false self leads her through despair, self-surrender, and an encounter with the inner void. Houses of the Holy by Caitlin Skaalrud is a nightmarish vision of a damaged psyche trying to be reborn.