"Ran Walker's A Burst of Gray electrifies the reader into a new world of colors and images while reminding us all that true love is destiny."
Chris L. Butler, author of BLERD: '80s BABY, '90s KID
"With its inventive structure and deep emotional core, Walker's A Burst of Gray is a stunning bit of micro sci-fi bliss, where our soulmates reveal their colorful selves in our not-so-distant, monochromatic future. A thought-provoking and engrossing read!"
Scott Semegran, award-winning author of The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island and To Squeeze a Prairie Dog
Imagine a world where the only people who see in color are those who have found their true soulmates.
Slate is a 40-year-old guy who, like billions of others, has only seen the world through its various hues of black, white, and gray. This wouldn’t be a problem, except his parents were true soulmates and, therefore, Chromats (those who can see in color). As a result, he holds out hope for the unlikeliest of events.
When, through a freak occurrence, he accidentally encounters his soulmate, Slate quickly discovers that his world will be irrevocably upended in ways he could have never imagined.