Roland and his sister Pigeon are the kind of people most visitors to the small town of Skillute never notice: ordinary, hardworking folk who keep to themselves. They obey the speed limit and pay their taxes on time. Yet something isn't quite normal about these adult siblings who perform strange rituals in the basement and tend to their garden late at night.
To their affluent new neighbors, caught up in a fantasy of pastoral family life, Roland and Pigeon might as well be invisible. Old acquaintances take them for granted, as though they're part of the fragmented landscape. In truth, no one knows what secret worlds they may inhabit, whether stalking the living or speaking to the dead.
"Miskowski peels back another dark layer of secrets in Skillute. Look if you dare. Family secrets are dangerous, especially when they're not yours." -- Sarah Read, Bram Stoker Award(R)-winning author of The Bone Weaver's Orchard