A “fantastic” collection from the author of It Sustains: “Each of the stories here is proudly horror . . . [Morris] is still at the top of his game” (This Is Horror).
A woman haunted by a mysterious upside-down door. A meeting between a famous punk rocker and a voodoo priestess. A group of friends who willingly place themselves in the path of bullets that travel through time . . .
Praised by Clive Barker as “one of the finest horror writers at work today,” Mark Morris wraps his stories in strange skin. Skin suffused with regret and grief and anger. Skin that twitches with bad dreams and appalling memories. Skin that is so thin it is unable to prevent the terrors of the past from breaking through.
“After spending a few days wandering through the wastelands of Wrapped in Skin, I’m in awe of the sheer breadth of talent Morris brings to the table . . . He’s exploring new avenues, but he doesn’t shy away from the standard tropes, either; here there be zombies and ghosts, demons and vampires—familiar elements aplenty, but each told with a skill and confidence that makes them feel fresh and new . . . Morris has given us a collection that celebrates and exploits the full potential of the genre in a way too few authors can pull off . . . and then he brings the hammer down emphatically with the closing story, ‘Waiting for the Bullet.’” —Cemetery Dance