“Dark, human stories of horror and modern noir [by] one of the brightest stars of the next generation.” —Christopher Golden, New York Times–bestselling author of Ararat
A young woman waits for her father, who has gone to a place from which no one intends to return. A single word is the push that may break a man and save a life. The members of a winemaking community celebrate the old time religion found flowing in the blood of the vine. A desperate man seeking a miracle cure gets more than a peek behind the curtain of Dr. Morningstar’s Psychic Surgery.
The author of Stranded “brings together the macabre and the offbeat” (Publishers Weekly) in this remarkable collection of stories that inhabit the dark places where pain and resignation intersect, in which the fear of a quiet moment alone is as terrifying as the unseen thing watching from behind the tree line.
“[A] superb new collection . . . There are pieces here that nod to distinguished ancestors like Ambrose Bierce’s ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,’ Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ and Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’.” —The New York Times