Daniel Mills

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Status Out of print
Release Date 2021
Limitation 24 copies
Size 16 × 24 cm
ISBN 978-3-949341-02-1
Edition lettered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover bound in a vintage 170 years-old Vermont newspaper. Each book will thus look different! The title is affixed in 3D metal types to the front and the book is presented in a wooden tray resembling a typecase. Signed by the author.


A broken man, a broken country.

Silas Flood is a former minister and army chaplain. Ten years ago, he survived the horrors of the American Civil War but lost his faith and left the church. Now he finds work as a writer for a New York newspaper.

In the summer of 1874, Flood is dispatched to the village of Moriah, Vermont, where the brothers Thaddeus and Ambrose Lynch are said to conjure up spirits and speak to the dead. In Moriah, Flood questions the Lynch brothers and attends their strange séances in which the resurrected dead dance and sing and give comfort to the living.

As Flood investigates the nature of these phenomena, he is forced to come to terms with his own past and with the hold it has upon him.



“Mills deftly jumps between narratives as the story unfolds, his prose saturating every page with dread as he teases out his characters' secrets and lies. This intense novel will draw in readers outside Mills's usual audience.”

— Publishers Weekly