I don't know how to rate this, so I'm leaving it blank for now.
This novella feels like House of Leaves but easier to understand and also sort of like an episode of Hannibal. I'm not sure what the “point” of this work was, but it's intriguing to say the least. Eric LaRocca is an extremely effective writer and they use language in ways that bring the story to life. And in ways that really grossed me out at times. I typically don't get squeamish easily when reading, but some of the body horror in this made me a little queasy and cringe. This novella is really strange and dark. I implore anyone to read the content warning before reading this. I listened to this on audio and, at times, I was reading the physical copy
I also don't think I've ever said this before, but I think a lot of the material in this novella would work effectively as a short film. I doubt I'd watch it, but I think some folks may enjoy it.