Skin Hound (There Are No Words) introduces the reader to a serial killer responsible for a rash of brutal massacres. The novel details the psychiatric evaluation of a professor of English Literature (Patient X) who has confessed to murdering his wife and children.
Skin Hound draws the reader into the worlds of psychiatrist and a police detective who attempt to decipher the glut of information proposed by the professor, some of it accurate, some of it invented. The novel offers the reader two versions of the serial killer's accomplice, Cassandra: the first, a middle-aged librarian; the second, a peroxide-blond biker.
Skin Hound is the prototype "transcomposite novel," which interweaves poignant and eloquent recollections and dreams from the author's personal memoirs with the savage journal entries of a killer, thus creating a humanized character that is part author and part fictional creation.
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