The Star of Gnosia collects five hallucinatory narratives steeped in secrecy and transgression, complex rites and protocols, the delirium of the sleepless wanderer and the obsessions of the savant.
Ceremonial initiations, forgotten sacraments, inexplicable machines, and God-intoxicated exiles are brought together by duplicitous stratagems and infernal revelations in which the gates of the senses are ravaged by fires both sacerdotal and profane.
Damian Murphy is the author of The Academy Outside of Ingolstadt, Seduction of the Golden Pheasant, and The Exaltation of the Minotaur, among other collections and novellas. His work has been published on the Mount Abraxas, Les Éditions de L’Oubli, and L’Homme Récent imprints of Ex Occidente Press, in Bucharest, and by Zagava Books, in Dusseldorf. He was born and lives in Seattle, Washington.