A Natural History of Hell

A Natural History of Hell

by Jeffrey Ford

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A Natural History of Hell by Jeffrey Ford

World Fantasy Award winner · Shirley Jackson Award winner

Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death. A couple are invited over to a neighbor's daughter's exorcism. A country witch with a sea-captain's head in a glass globe intercedes on behalf of abused and abandoned children. In July of 1915, in Hardin County, Ohio, a boy sees ghosts. Explore contemporary natural history in a baker's dozen of exhilarating visions.

Praise for Jeffrey Ford:

"Outstanding. . . . Ford uses . . . incongruously lyrical phrases to infuse the everyday with a nebulous magic."— Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year(Starred Review)

"For lovers of the weird and fantastic and lovers of great writing, this is a treasure trove of disturbing visions, new worlds and fully realized craft."— Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)

"Properly creepy, but from time to time deliciously funny and heart-breakingly poignant, too."— Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Jeffrey Ford was born on Long Island in New York State in 1955 and grew up in the town of West Islip. He studied fiction writing with John Gardner at S.U.N.Y. Binghamton. He's been a college English teacher of writing and literature for thirty years. He is the author of eight novels including The Girl in the Glass and four short story collections. He has received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Edgar, and Shirley Jackson awards. He lives with his wife Lynn in a century old farm house in a land of slow clouds and endless fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618731180
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 666,471
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Ford: Jeffrey Ford was born on Long Island in New York State in 1955 and grew up in the town of West Islip. He studied fiction writing with John Gardner at S.U.N.Y Binghamton. He’s been a college English teacher of writing and literature for 30 years. He is the author of eight novels including The Girl in the Glass and four short story collections. He has received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Edgar, and Shirley Jackson awards. He lives with his wife Lynn in a century old farm house in a land of slow clouds and endless fields.

Table of Contents

The Blameless 1

Word Doll 17

The Angel Seems 33

Mount Chary Galore 47

A Natural History of Autumn 69

Blood Drive 87

A Terror 101

Rocket Ship to Hell 129

The Fairy Enterprise 155

The Last Triangle 175

Spirits of Salt: A Tale of the Coral Heart 199

The Thyme Fiend 219

The Prelate's Commission 259

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A Natural History of Hell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Eric_J_Guignard More than 1 year ago
There are few authors of the fantastic who can write as exceptionally well and imaginatively as Jeffrey Ford. This—his latest collection—won both the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for other awards. This collection contains thirteen stories (twelve reprints, one original), each brilliant in its own way, whether horror, magic, adventure, or noir, but all smart and invigorating.