Bram Stoker Award nominee 1991.
Alice White has a secret that stalks her steps and shadows her very thought and feeling. There is no friend or family member she can trust and confide in, especially not the strangers who are her willing accomplices in the fevered one-night stands that are as close as she dares come to love. Then she meets Erik Summers, a college professor and biologist, who inspires a passion she can neither control nor deny, drawing Alice from the cage she has constructed to enclose her life. But though Erik feels her fire and shares with her deep emotions and a spiritual kinship, he recoils from her words, her seeming delusions, her dark truths. Until, in the vast Canadian wilderness, he is forced to confront the reality of both the woman he is coming to love and the nightmare he dreads – as the sinister brightness of the full moon shines down upon Alice White... and the change begins once again.
From Dennis Danvers, the acclaimed author of The Fourth World and Circuit of Heaven, comes a spellbinding, erotically charged novel of love, terror, and transformation that is as satisfying and darkly compelling as anything in modern fiction.