Deserted soldiers struggle to accept the violence that surrounds them. A boy wrestles with guilt over the death of his brother. And a man’s morality is challenged in the hope of saving his daughter’s life. The men and women found in the stories of Darkening inhabit a world marred by darkness. While each of these characters searches for hope, they must ultimately confront the consequences of their own actions. Darkening is an impressionistic fever dream. Daily conjures a remarkably dark vision, one where we’d be doomed if it weren’t for the faintest glint of light off in the distance, one we still recognize as hope.—Jarret MiddletonAuthor of Darkansas.