Mortally wounded, Gideon Long stumbles upon a mysterious pool of water that grants him the power of immortality. Gideon’s would be murderer, Warren Groves, involuntarily becomes his partner in resurrection – partaking in a journey that will cross more than a century of American history and alter it along the way.
Gideon is shot by Sheriff Warren Groves during a botched train robbery, and so the cruel and selfish Gideon Long wanders in the desert in search of one final drink of water. What Gideon finds is salvation in the form of an otherworldly pool beneath the sun baked earth that grants him immortality. What begins as a bloody feud in the proud tradition of a Western pulp evolves into hard boiled detective noir as the decades pass and culminates in a near future dystopian thriller. The story unfolds in the narratives of three souls, bound together by the mysterious pool, as they warp the very fabric of reality.
Liminal States is the debut novel of Zack Parsons.
Parsons links this all together with a clever multimedia experience that you can participate in by venturing to the Liminal States website here.