Cry Your Way Home

Cry Your Way Home

by Damien Angelica Walters

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"Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie."

Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn't define us, gravity doesn't hold us, a home doesn't mean we belong. From circus tents to space stations, Damien Angelica Walters creates stories that are both achingly familiar and chillingly surreal. Within her second short story collection, she questions who the real monsters are, rips families apart and stitches them back together, and turns a cell phone into the sharpest of weapons.

"Once upon a time there was a girl ..."

Featuring the following works:
"Tooth, Tongue, and Claw"
"Deep Within the Marrow, Hidden in My Smile"
"On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes"
"This Is the Way I Die"
"The Hands That Hold, the Lies That Bind"
"Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant's Tale"
"The Judas Child"
"S Is for Soliloquy"
"The Floating Girls: A Documentary"
"Take a Walk in the Night, My Love"
"Falling Under, Through the Dark"
"The Serial Killer's Astronaut Daughter"
"A Lie You Give, and Thus I Take"
"Little Girl Blue, Come Cry Your Way Home"
"Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice"
"In the Spaces Where You Once Lived"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162022930
Publisher: Apex Publications
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 456 KB

About the Author

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of Sing Me Your Scars (winner of This is Horror’s Short Story Collection of the Year), Paper Tigers, and Cry Your Way Home. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year's Best Weird Fiction, and published in various anthologies and magazines, including the Shirley Jackson Award Finalists Autumn Cthulhu and The Madness of Dr. Caligari, World Fantasy Award Finalist Cassilda's Song, Nightmare Magazine, and Black Static. Until the magazine's closing in 2013, she was an Associate Editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede. Find her on Twitter @DamienAWalters or on the web at

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Cry Your Way Home 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Always_Reading20 More than 1 year ago
Cry Your Way Home is a fitting title for a tome so heavily steeped in grief and despair. It touches on loss of a child in more than one way and in more than one story. Loss of a spouse, the pain of watching your husband forget you because of Alzheimer's, bullying, and more. Endless suffering can be found here. Luckily for me I picked this up at a time when I have had enough sappy happy holiday cheer. There is some general dark fiction, and stories that straddled the line between fantasy and horror, occasionally dipping a toe in each. I hate to use the word "Enjoyed" in this case so I will just say there is mighty fine writing here. I received an advance copy for review
TheKnightsWhoSayBook More than 1 year ago
*I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* My averaged rating of all the stories in this collection comes to just under 3 stars. There were a few stories I really liked — the first one, a brutal Beauty and the Beast retelling, tricked me by being my favorite and making me think the rest of the book would be as good — but overall this was a disappointment. Themes of this collection: - grief - sadness - happy marriages falling apart due to the above themes - chasms between daughters and mothers - dead children and sad mothers (combine at will with the above ingredients) - the sad reality of how girls and women are treated in our society - sleepwalking. why is there so much sleepwalking - ancient monsters - no answers or explanations whatsoever Unfortunately, the repetition of these elements tired me out, especially with the sheer amount of stories in the collection. It was okay, really on the better side of okay, but I was glad to be done with it.