The Argus Deceit
March 24, 2017
"Literary surrealism at its finest, Grossart’s latest genre bender explores a life led under many identities. Brody Quail is a 10-year-old boy, a teenager, an embittered twentysomething Vietnam veteran, and a 52-year-old widower, all at the same time, living the same day again and again. Each time the events repeat themselves, there is something slightly different about his interactions with his family and friends. They behave strangely. Brody begins to remember things that he knows never happened to him. He questions his sanity as one world melts into the next. And through it all, a mysterious presence lurks in the shadows. The Argus Deceit is a wild ride as readers become absorbed in Brody’s different realities. Fans of The X-Files and The Twilight Zone will love the subtle reminders that nothing is what it appears to be in Brody’s day-to-day life, and will enjoy feeling a creeping dread as the novel progresses—until the truth of Brody’s fractured reality is revealed."