The Goat: Building the Perfect Victim by Bill Kieffer
An impressive fable-clever and subversive. Kieffer's prose is playful, poetic and brutal in turns. Highly recommended. ~Rabbit Hole Reviews
A romp through the least-understood of all remaining terra-incognitos; the darkest, deepest reaches of human nature. ~Phil Geusz
Shock. From beginning to end. If you ever want a book to slap you in the face as hard as possible, this...this is for you. ~Thurston Howl, editor-in-chief of Thurston Howl Publications
If what one is looking for is a quick, unusual horror with a twist ending, "The Goat" is the book to fit that criterion. ~Hype's is Hypetaph, contributor to Furries Among Us
Built on a crumpling infrastructure of technology and magic, society makes a blessing of the many cursed with species dysphoria... animal souls trapped with human shells. They mold them into mages rather than monsters. Glenn is certain there's a goat inside of him but the Elder Council doesn't agree.
In a shitty marriage that plays like a broken record of abandonment and reconciliation, Frank lives in broken world. He gets by, ignoring the darkness and denying his deepest fantasies. The violence isn't as buried as he thinks it is.
And when he sees a pack of werewolves threatening a nerdy, defenseless man outside of a doughnut shop, Frank casts a few wards and rolls up his sleeve to wade into the fray.
When Glenn is rescued by his former high school bully from the ani-mages that had turned on him, he had no idea what exactly lied in store for him with Frank. But he knew one thing, if Frank couldn't couldn't beat away his humanity, no one could.