New York :, Forge,, 2003.
366 pages ; 25 cm.
Jack learns that his father is in a coma after a car accident in Florida. They've been on the outs, but this is his dad, so he heads south. In the hospital, he meets Anya, one of his father's neighbors. She's a weird old duck who seems to know an awful lot about his father, and even a lot about Jack. Anya takes Jack back to Dad's senior community, which borders on the Everglades. Jack's arrival does not go unnoticed. A young woman named Semelee, who has strange talents and lives in an isolated area of the Everglades with a group of misshapen men, feels his presence. Who is Anya? Who is Semelee, and what is her connection to the recent strange deaths of community residents? And what are the strange lights Jack keeps hearing about? Lights that emanate from a sinkhole deep in the Everglades--lights from another place, another reality.