Limbo is alluring, sexy, humorous, and an inevitably a sad story in which Tim Townsend, a psychotic deaf man, is on trial for murder in pre-Katrina New Orleans.
The intense stress of the trial along with Tim’s refusal to take his medication triggers bizarre visions and episodes of traumatic escape. Tim’s unusual travels begin with the on-set of a hallucinatory circus in New Orleans that quickly toggles into the imaginary worlds of Altro Luogo, the home of a group of creatures called The Virtues, and O’cean, the air and water world of a flamboyant God-like fish named Feather-fish.
In these fictionalized worlds, Tim, with the aid of his new friends, searches for hope, redemption, and absolution, while his nemeses, Mr. Darwin Blackwell, with his army of reckless reporters, transpire to avenge the murder of Blackwell’s only son, Billy.
The story culminates with a dramatic twist when Tim’s makes a capricious decision in the dark turbulent bowels of Hurricane Katrina.