It isn't too easy to hold down the dead.
Half awake, half dreaming, Alden Dennis Weer wanders through the corridors of his life and memory, summoning up the relatives and lovers who made up his past and will influence his future. Through the mysteries of their deaths and the tales of their lives, we learn strange and eery truths – about the Petrified Man, about Finn MacCool's Cat, about the ghost in the orange-juice factory, and the stone pillow.
An extraordinary combination of the mythic vision of fantasy and the thrilling suspense of a mastercrafted ghost story, Peace will awaken your dreams and put you in touch with a magical reality that lies just below the surface of everyday life.
Gene Rodman Wolfe (1931-2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards.
Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series (four volumes, 1980–83), the first part of his "Solar Cycle". In 1998, Locus magazine ranked it the third-best fantasy novel published before 1990 based on a poll of subscribers that considered it and several other series as single entries.