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Knife Fight and Other Struggles
by David Nickle


Overview - A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient and jealous deity seek solace in an unsuspecting New World congregation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient and jealous deity seek solace in an unsuspecting New World congregation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781771483049
  • ISBN-10: 1771483040
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 300
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Occult & Supernatural
Books > Fiction > Horror - General
Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

While his past work has embraced the genre, it's not entirely accurate to label award-winning author David Nickle's newest collection as "horror." Yes, tropes are at play that support the classification: throughout the tales frolic possessed babies, vampires, and house-destroying worms, " over the floor lamp, tiny bodies making an uneven pattern of curling silhouettes on the shade… leather recliner, like a new, writhing layer of upholstery." Yet the collection as a whole belies its category. It isn't "Boo!" horror; this is the horror of uncertainty, of helplessness, of traditions and change. In Nickle's fevered imagination political disputes are settled not with debate but with blades, the combatants "stripped naked to the waist, polished with a thin slick of goose fat." The stories are sui generis in presentation, veering from the discombobulating nightmare that is "Basements" to the squid-laden eco-satire "Wylde's Kingdom" to the sci-fi love of "Loves Means Forever." When it comes to this book, only two things are certain; the stories never travel where you expect, and David Nickle is a monumental talent. Agent: Monica Pacheco, The Anne McDermid Agency. (Oct.)

 
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