The Fissure King: A Novel in Five Stories

By Rachel Pollack
Read by Keith Szarabajka

The Jack Shade Series

12.33 Hours 10/10/2017 unabridged
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In the classic noir tradition of Have Gun—Will Travel, Rachel Pollack—one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Tarot—gives us the tale of Jack Shade, an occult shaman for hire. Jack Shade has a secret, and this hidden part of his past sends him on a journey through time and space and a great number of metaphysical doorways. From the cozy poker table in the eleventh-floor apartment of the Hôtel de Rêve Noire to the ethereal Forest of Souls to the faded houses along the Gold River, Jack flows in and out of this world. Even when his own duplicate hires him to kill himself, Jack is mercury in motion. Jack the Nimble, Jack the Quick. The Fissure King: A Novel in Five Stories collects the four existing Jack Shades novellas and shows us Jack’s final trick—one last story that finally reveals Jack’s true nature. Only Rachel Pollack, one of the world’s greatest authorities of Tarot and an award-winning novelist and comic book writer, could dream of someone as mischievous and mythopoeic as Jack Shade. The king is dead. Long live the king.

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Summary

Summary

In the classic noir tradition of Have Gun—Will Travel, Rachel Pollack—one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Tarot—gives us the tale of Jack Shade, an occult shaman for hire.

Jack Shade has a secret, and this hidden part of his past sends him on a journey through time and space and a great number of metaphysical doorways. From the cozy poker table in the eleventh-floor apartment of the Hôtel de Rêve Noire to the ethereal Forest of Souls to the faded houses along the Gold River, Jack flows in and out of this world. Even when his own duplicate hires him to kill himself, Jack is mercury in motion. Jack the Nimble, Jack the Quick.

The Fissure King: A Novel in Five Stories collects the four existing Jack Shades novellas and shows us Jack’s final trick—one last story that finally reveals Jack’s true nature.

Only Rachel Pollack, one of the world’s greatest authorities of Tarot and an award-winning novelist and comic book writer, could dream of someone as mischievous and mythopoeic as Jack Shade. The king is dead. Long live the king.

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Author Bio: Rachel Pollack

Rachel Pollack is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the Tarot. She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia, and has taught at the famed Omega Institute for over fifteen years. She is an award-winning fiction writer and has also written numerous books on the Tarot. She lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English