Ghosted

Ghosted

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall


Growing up, Mason Dubisee had 100 destiny selves: Jedi. Cowboy. Jedi-cowboy. Explorer. Rock celebrity. Sandinista-Gandhi-Hemingway-Indiana-Jones kind factor. yet at thirty, he needs to eventually face the reality: He’s a drug-addled drifter, an aspiring novelist not able to maneuver past lists of titles and themes.

Desperate, he's taking a task as “The Dogfather”—a downtown sizzling puppy seller. whilst a mysterious purchaser hires him to jot down a truly own letter, he stumbles right into a shadow occupation, ghostwriting suicide notes for the despondent. The gig is helping disguise his playing bills yet takes an emotional toll. the difficulty is, Mason is hardwired to rescue humans, and nobody wishes rescuing greater than the suicidal. other than possibly Willy, the heroin-addicted attractiveness he’s falling for.

What occurs while somebody wrestling along with his personal demons immerses himself in different people’s tragedies? rather a lot: A hotdog cart is totaled, a convict sprung, a funeral faked, a head scalped, a horse stolen. As Mason’s expert and private lives develop into entangled, his sanity is tested—as is the road among suicide and murder.

Ghosted is a gritty literary mystery, a black comedy, a high-stakes poker caper, an city cowboy experience, and a love tale. Bishop-Stall plunges fearlessly into the perilous terrain of substances, love, and demise during this bold debut.

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