Monstrous Affections

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HarperCollins, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 296 pages
23 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  - Darin - Goodreads

The first collection of stories from David Nickle mines the Canadian wilderness for some chills and intersperses them with tales of situations just a tick on the odd side of normal. Vampires trade ... Read full review

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User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

David Nickle's on quite a tear lately, with recent novels Eutopia, Rasputin's Bastards, and The 'Geisters proving him a talent of vast range, depth, and awesomesauce. Yet Nickle could have stopped ... Read full review

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Contents

The Geniality of Monsters by Michael Rowe
The Sloan Men
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
Acknowledgements
Copyrights
About the Author

The Inevitability of Earth

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About the author (2012)

DAVID NICKLE Is a Toronto-based author and journalist whose fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series and the Queer Fear series. Some of it has been collected in his book of stories, Monstrous Affections. His first solo novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, led the National Post to call him “a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King” and the novel was a finalist for the Compton Crook, Aurora, and Sunburst Awards in 2012. His most recent novel, Rasputin’s Bastards, was called “supernatural eeriness at its best” by Library Journal. His next novel, The ’Geisters, will be released by ChiZine Publications in June 2013. In addition to writing fiction, Nickle also works as a reporter, covering Toronto municipal politics for a chain of community newspapers.

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