by Daryl Gregory
Review by Harriet Klausner
Del Rey Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345501165
Date: 26 August 2008 List Price $13.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Demonic possession began to rise in the 1950s and since every one of the one hundred parasites can jump from person to person, thousands of people were infected. Each demon is assigned a specific role like the pander who paints a farm house or the Little Angel who kisses a dying person giving them substance. Del Pierce was possessed as a child by Hellion, but with the help of his family and a caring psychologist he banished the demon. From official release/information:
It is a world like our own in every respect...save one: Beginning in the 1950s, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are the targets of entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious, pop-cultural avatars that some call demons. There's the Truth, implacable avenger of falsehood. The Captain, brave and self-sacrificing solder. The Little Angel, whose kiss brings death, whether desired or not. And a string of others, ranging form the bizarre to the benign to the horrific.
(Source: Del Rey)