When Chase Daniels sees the little girl in umbrella-print socks disemboweling the Rottweiler, he's not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he's no stranger to such horrifying drug-fueled hallucinations. But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived. And with Chase's life already destroyed beyond all hope of redemption, Armageddon might actually be an opportunity--a last chance to hit restart, win back the love of his life, and become the person he once dreamed of being.
"The last zombie novel you'll ever need."
—Warren Ellis, New York Times bestselling author of Gun Machine and Twisted Little Vein
"Certain to invite comparisons to Hubert Selby and Cormac McCarthy... One scalding pressure cooker of a novel."
—Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff
"I tore through Fiend with the crazed fervor of an addict... Peter Stenson has done the near impossible in delivering a savage fire-storm of a page-turner while also enabling a hard and earnest look at addiction and love."
—Alan Heathcock, National Magazine Award-winning author of Volt
"Peter Stenson is the bastard child of Cormac McCarthy and George Romero... Here is a novel that will jack your pulse and break your heart all at once."
—Steve Almond, New York Times bestselling author of Candyfreak and Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life
"A crisply written, grisly mashup tailor-made for black comedy junkies."
Peter Stenson is the author of the novel Fiend (Crown, 2013). He has stories and essays published or forthcoming in The Sun, The Greensboro Review, Confrontation, Harpur Palate, Post Road, Fugue, Passages North, The Pinch, Blue Mesa Review, and Fourteen Hills, among others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA in fiction at Colorado State University. He is represented by James McGinniss with McGinniss Associates. Peter is married to a beautiful woman and is the proud parent to a fat dog and even fatter cat.