Kings of the Earth

Kings of the Earth

by Christopher Stanton

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Overview

The lonely northern Michigan surfing town of Great Water has a long history of inexplicable occurrences. A shocking double murder and suicide there in 1918 still draws tourists who want to see the house where Jack Spivey went mad. But that is only the best-known event in a long list of unsolved disappearances and peculiar events in this paranormal epicenter.

November 2000: Three people try to survive the weekend when a strange portal opens in the woods near Spivey Point, pulling unsuspecting people inside and letting ghosts roam free. Newly pregnant Jenny fights to find her beloved husband Lance after he vanishes without a trace. Teenage surfer Eric gets a letter from his long-departed father, then finds a vintage surfboard washed ashore, which plunges him into exploring his mysterious past. And Martin, a lonely security guard plagued by mental illness, struggles not to succumb to madness and violence. These three desperate souls cross paths as they try to uncover the secrets of Great Water, where the border between the physical and spirit worlds is frighteningly blurred.

Kings of the Earth is a literary ghost story, a coming of age novel and an exploration of how past events can wreak havoc on the psyches of people trying to survive in a town where no one's future is certain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987076639
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 916,860
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Christopher Stanton received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. His short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and he created the graphic novel Nick Pope with Christopher Darling. His favorite writers include Raymond Carver, Larry Brown, Stephen King, Lois Lowry and Tove Jansson.


He is also an artist and has shown his paintings and drawings in dozens of exhibitions across the United States. He especially admires the work of David Hockney, Fairfield Porter, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Trina Schart Hyman.


You can check out more of his work at christopher-stanton.com.

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