Monstrous Affections

Monstrous Affections

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by David Nickle
     
 

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Black Quill Award Winner, Best Dark Genre Collection (2010)

A young bride and her future mother-in-law risk everything to escape it. A repentant father summons help from a pot of tar to ensure it. A starving woman learns from howling winds and a whispering host, just how fulfilling it can finally be.

Can it be love?

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Black Quill Award Winner, Best Dark Genre Collection (2010)

A young bride and her future mother-in-law risk everything to escape it. A repentant father summons help from a pot of tar to ensure it. A starving woman learns from howling winds and a whispering host, just how fulfilling it can finally be.

Can it be love?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bleak, stark and creepy, Stoker-winner Nickle's first collection will delight the literary horror reader. A jarring cover illustration by Erik Mohr prepares the reader for 13 terrifying tales of rural settings, complex and reticent characters and unexpected twists that question the fundamentals of reality. All are delivered with a certain grace, creating a sparse yet poetic tour of the horrors that exist just out of sight. Standout stories include “Janie and the Wind,” where a battered, abandoned woman does what she needs to survive; “Other People's Kids,” a disturbing examination of the razor-thin moment dividing childhood from maturity and the hand holding that razor; and “The Pit Heads,” a phenomenal story about the cold remnants of a Canadian mining town and the true cost of beauty. This ambitious collection firmly establishes Nickle as a writer to watch. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926851792
Publisher:
ChiZine
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
File size:
368 KB
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author

David Nickle is the author of numerous short stories and several novels, including Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Rasputin's Bastards, and The 'Geisters. He lives in Toronto, where he works as a journalist, covering Toronto City Hall for Metroland Media Toronto.

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Monstrous Affections 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Starhunter More than 1 year ago
Dave Nickle knows that the human mind is usually just a couple of steps away from madness and perversion. His style of writing takes you inside this unsettling realm. What really makes your skin crawl is his way of imbuing his characters with a sense of arcane logic that justifies all manner of obsession, violence and psychological dysfunction. Oh what a ride!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago