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Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562907
Availability: Coming soon - available for pre-order now
Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

Between her two latest books — this story collection and her similarly excellent 2015 novel Eileen —Ottessa Moshfegh has become one of my favorite fiction writers working today. The stories in Homesick for Another World are dark and unredemptive; they find humor in misery and relish abjection. They are peopled with characters riddled with shame and self-loathing, leading to bizarre and sometimes cruel behavior. They are, in short, probably not for everyone. But readers with a taste for the bitter stuff will find Moshfegh’s writing delightfully distasteful and full of surprising moments and incisive commentary.

Review by Theo

Cold Hand in Mine Cover Image
By Robert Aickman, Reece Shearsmith (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780571311743
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Faber & Faber - August 9th, 2016

I credit Adam at the Lake Forest Park store, for introducing me to Robert Aickman. At the time, Cold Hand in Mine was not in print, but his books of "strange stories" are now in wonderful paperback editions by Faber & Faber. The terrors within these pages are subtle and disquieting. Aickman has been compared to Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, but he may even be better those those acknowledged masters of unsettling fiction. These timeless and creepy stories are extremely well-written and I want to do my part to ensure that Aickman finds the reading audience that he deserves.

Review by Mark B.

Vertigo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989760751
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2015

This debut collection of short fictions and narratives is so witty, raw and insightful that you'll read it again and again!

Review by Stephen