Tim has recently passed away and left Lori with piles of expensive recording equipment and mountains of debt. Tim’s family wants to move on from the loss but Lori can’t let go, not while she can still hear Tim’s laugh as though he’s still there beside her. That is, until she begins to hear his laugh in odd places, like old recordings Tim never worked on.
Can love transcend to keep us connected through death? Or do we just create our own reality when we’re not ready to let go?
An eerie, poignant meditation on the paralyzing obsessiveness that can come with grief, and the inability to let go of even the most ephemeral aspects of those we lose.– David Demchuk, award-winning author of The Bone Mother
A deeply insightful foray into the disorienting territory of grief and loss. Lori’s desperate attempt to reconstruct her lost lover through the mechanism of his life’s work will move any reader, and leave them contemplating what their own legacy might be.– Alex Passey, author of Mirror’s Edge
Keith Cadieux’s mysterious, emotionally resonant Signal Decay captures grief in the modern age when loss means sifting through mp3 files and megapixels, texts, and email accounts. In this captivating story, he explores how easily the hunt through digital caverns can turn into a desperate search for hints and signals from the one who’s been heartbreakingly lost.– Lauren Carter, author of This Has Nothing To Do With You (winner, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction)
Powerful and frightening, Signal Decay brings to life the desperate hauntings that come with grief. This is a gripping meditation on disorientation and need.– Seyward Goodhand, author of Even That Wildest Hope