A Deserted Place spans the years 1965 to 1995, covering Ronald Glenn's maturation. He is attracted to the worlds of modern art and modern religion. The novel consists of alternating sections which detail the narrator's involvement in a struggle over a combination bookstore-coffee house for the artistic community and his upbringing in a liberal Protestant household. His attempt at living in both worlds is developed to a satisfying resolution relevant to a contemporary thinking person.
Keith Brabender's poetry was published in Issue #11 of Cha.