The Devil’s Hairball by Peter Caffrey
A BIZARRO QUESTWhen Victor Holycross commits an act of heinous sacrilege at the Festival of the Blessed Virgin, he unwittingly brings forth a curse that transforms his wife and daughter into living hair balls. To seek absolution and lift the hairy plague, a penance is given: the recovery of stolen religious relics.
With a time frame of forty days and forty nights and a bicycle as his sole form of transport, Victor finds himself helped (and often hindered) by a one-legged whore, a talking dog with strange sexual proclivities and an attack-nun. Thrust into a maelstrom of demonic confrontations, unholy alliances and duplicitous relationships, he soon discovers that the world is a darker place than he anticipated.
The Devil's Hairball is an absurdist journey through a bizarro landscape, riddled with black humour, twisted characters and an unhealthy serving of spite and malice.
“If Dante's Inferno, The Wizard of Oz, and Monty Python's Life of Brian had a sacrilegious threesome it may look quite a bit like The Devil's Hairball. It's wonderfully absurd, a bit whimsical, and completely bizarre.”
“One of the most bizarre story ideas I have come across in recent years.”
Jim Mcleod – Gingernuts of Horror
“Improper. That’s how to sum up Peter Caffrey’s raucous horror/comedy The Devil’s Hairball … dirty humour drips from every page.”