"Chiefly among his tenets is the proclamation that the universe, and to a smaller extent, the Earth itself, is the same as a living animal. And at the end of their lives, in the midst of their death throes, such animals will writhe and convulse, wildly, savagely, with the hopes of staving off death for just a bit longer. And, like an injured animal, this convulsing will lead to unpredictable behaviors. Time will begin to overlap with itself. Individuals and objects might exist as simultaneous duplicates of themselves at different ages. They might disappear altogether for a time before reappearing someplace else, if at all, and might appear as incomplete, fragmented partials of what they should be." The world is not ending. But for the inhabitants of this dusty town at the edge of the world, it may as well be. When Elizabeth Hesse's husband and children go missing, a chain of events is set into motion that will have repercussions for the world at large. Tarot Sour is a circular tale that revolves around itself in six voices: a hopeless woman; the mother of a lost soldier; an ancient philosopher, a retired priest, and a fierce government industrialist who relies on the roll of a die to decide his every move; and a woe-begotten stranger who comes to town to reverse the orbit of the world and set things right again.