(0)
 
The Hair Wreath and Other Stories
by Halli Villegas and Erik Mohr

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • Retail Price: $15.95
  • $9.99
    (Save 37%)
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 17 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About The Hair Wreath and Other Stories by Halli Villegas; Erik Mohr
 
 
 
Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781926851020
  • ISBN-10: 1926851021
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 266


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Horror - General
Books > Fiction > Ghost
Books > Fiction > Literary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Villegas's debut collection offers 19 tales that nicely blend ordinary characters with sudden and unexplained supernatural threats, but it eventually suffers from having too many similar stories so close together. "His Ghost," disturbing on multiple levels, tells the tale of an obsessive man in search of his muse. "Salvage," a haunting set on a spaceship, is efficiently creepy. "An Unexpected Thing" is a solid, straightforward revenge story with a nasty undercurrent. Assorted pieces focusing on the fragility of relationships and urban and suburban alienation--"Meadowdene Estates," "Winter," "Neighbours," and "Peach Festival"--blur together, but "D in the Underworld," in which a woman searches for her missing daughter, rises above the rest. Fans of creepy, nongory horror will appreciate this collection despite its redundancies. (Oct.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION