The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

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ChiZine Publications, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 250 pages
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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  - Linda Laforge - Goodreads

I enjoyed the author's style of writing. She has a wonderful flow and a wistful elegance. Although some stories seem to end, leaving you empty without the conclusion, they at least leave you wondering ... Read full review


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

The Beautiful Boy
His Ghost
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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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