Monstrous Affections

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ChiZine, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 296 pages
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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  - TheTwoDs - LibraryThing

The first collection of stories from David Nickles 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  - Strider66 - LibraryThing

Pros: variety of stories, different lengths and wildly different subject matters, though provoking, unsettling Cons: several stories require some thought to understand, with one being beyond my ... Read full review


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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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