“Dark, edgy, and riveting, Vanish by Dawn by J.D. Wells is a vivid white knuckles of the mind story told by a radically disturbed man. Written from the gut, the novel captures Frankie Milligan’s desperate attempt to overcome the chaos, madness, and despair in his life. Reading Vanish by Dawn is an unforgettable experience, rising from the same lyrical underworld as Bukowski, Shelby, Jr., and Burroughs.” ---B. I. Turpen
Frankie Milligan has a serious problem. He periodically wakes up at dawn lying in the same deserted field clutching an empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka. He is convinced that during the night he was transported to an alternative universe where he morphed into a famous sports figure or rock star.
Frankie thinks these inexplicable dreams are real. One night he truly believed he was Lou Gehrig giving his famous farewell speech in Yankee Stadium. In another dream, he became Jim Morrison stoned on opium while living in Paris with his girlfriend. A prominent psychiatrist has the daunting task of eliminating these episodes from Frankie’s life before he is forced to commit him to a mental institution.
Vanish by Dawn is an intense psychological drama filled with many unexpected, and bizarre twists and turns. As the narrative unfolds, Frankie struggles to maintain his sanity, and function normally as he becomes increasingly unable to distinguish the difference between the “Real World” and the “Flash World” of his horrifying nightmares.