"The Collected Works of Ty Rogers" presents the finest four works of nearly a decade of cutting-edge writing. Surreal and spellbinding, these two novels and two short stories are an orchestra of unconventional thought. Unbound by the cookie-cutter plot-building of traditional storytelling, Rogers concocts epic works of metaphoric exploration. Nothing can be taken for granted in the surrealistic landscapes of these novels, nor is there any room for prediction in the sharpened knife drawer of these short stories. This compilation is a wealth of fascinating narration that challenges its audience to read in the moment. Explore new styles, uncharted worlds and patchwork mythologies with this groundbreaking body of experimental works. The novels "All Abandoned Ways," "Journal of Desert Ghost" and the short stories "Swamp Sickness," "Bets and Benders" are all published here for the first time. Packaged together in reverse-chronological order, these works represent the full formative period of a promising young author.