Monstrous Affections

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Harper Collins, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 296 pages
18 Reviews

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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User Review  - Poeticdemise - Goodreads

Excellent writing through and through. Worth the read for any lover of the weird, horror, or just damn good imaginative story telling. Read full review

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User Review  - RJ Lackie - Goodreads

Some fantastic stories, some baffling, all imaginative. The front half of the book is superb - particularly ones like "The Tar Baby" and "The Sloan Men", both of which stayed with me long after I read ... Read full review


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Janie and the Wind
Night of the Tar Baby
Other Peoples Kids
The Mayor Will Make a Brief Statement and Then Take Questions
The PitHeads
Slide Trombone
Swamp Witch and the TeaDrinking Man
The Delilah Party
Fly in Your Eye
Polyphemus Cave
The Webley
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About the author (2012)

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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