The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

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HarperCollins, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 250 pages
13 Reviews

Girls and boys disappear; couples caught in the heat and suppressed rage of urban life are haunted by the ghosts of their own making; neighbourhoods drift in the murky atmosphere of buried emotions, where the echoes of distrust and dissonance prove that something just isn't right.

These strange stories gather and weave themselves together into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect amongst people and the places they inhabit, the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish.

  

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Review: The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

User Review  - Sydney More - Goodreads

A majority of these stories left me thinking I'd missed something, but there were a few real gems. My favourites were 'The Other Side', 'In the Grass', 'Beautiful Boy', 'While He Sleeps', and 'Winter ... Read full review

Review: The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

User Review  - Daniella - Goodreads

I was expecting a lot from this book, and maybe that's why it fell so short. While I did enjoy three of the stories, I found that the entire collection relied a lot on a nonsensical dark element ... Read full review

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Contents

The Hair Wreath
D in the Underworld
Rites
Peach Festival
In the Grass
The Other Side
Dr Johnsons Daughter
While He Sleeps
Picnic
TwentyFirstCentury Design
The Other Door
An Unexpected Thing
The Family
Meadowdene Estates
Salvage
Acknowledgements

Neighbours
The Beautiful Boy
Winter
His Ghost
About the Author
Copyrights
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Halli Villegas is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Tightrope Books. She has published two books of poetry: Red Promises (Guernica Editions, 2001) and In the Silence Absence Makes (Guernica Editions, 2004). The Hair Wreath, a collection of ghost stories, was published in 2010 by ChiZine Publications.

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