Todd Keisling is a two-time recipient of the Oswald Research and Creativity Prize for fiction. Born in Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. Contrary to popular opinion, he is a cat person.
“Keisling takes us on a roller-coaster ride through complacency and back, stacked with horrifying stakes. This book is a vivid wakeup call to those of us who have morphed into adults and fallen complacent.”
– Tracy Lucas, Editor of Smash Cake Magazine
“The message is similar to the Saw franchise: appreciate your life or die. Except A Life Transparent does this without the gore, while conveying an equal level of dread. A Life Transparent would make a hell of a movie. But you don't have to wait for that because right now it's a hell of a book.”
– Henry Baum, author of The American Book of the Dead
“Creepy, bizarre, dark, and yet uncannily familiar, A Life Transparent indelibly links the reader with an experience we have all felt at one time or another: that our lives are stuck in mediocrity, we are ignored, and no one is listening.”
– Lenox Parker, author of Back(stabbed) In Brooklyn
He is the consummate husband. Stable, hard-working, and dedicated to his wife, Donovan is a paragon of the Middle Class.
Strange visions of a monochromatic world. Bizarre sensations of physical transparency. At first, Donovan fears he’s losing his grip on reality, but as the week wears on and the odd afflictions intensify, he wonders if he is truly fading from existence.
When his wife is abducted, his life goes from weird to terrifying. To get her back, Donovan must play by a stranger’s rules. Will he be in time to save her—and himself—from the dangers of A Life Transparent?