20th Century Ghosts

Category: Book
By (author): Hill, Joe
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Horror
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.

Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . .

The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . .


Review Quote*"Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you've read them."
Review Quote*"[A] lovely, earnest collection of short fiction."
Review Quote*"[O]ne of the best [horror] collections of the year. Hill is a relative newcomer who consistently creates creepy, very disturbing stories."
Review Quote*"Each tale is unique, and the collection proves that Hill's talent is not limited to horror, but extends well into the mainstream."
Review Quote*"[An] inventive collection . . . brave and astute."
Review Quote*"[A] new take on the fantasy-horror genre...Highly recommended."
Review Quote*"The selections range from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub and Stephen King."
Review Quote*"This solid, inventive, scary collection of stories reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror."
Review Quote*"Each of these chilling tales arrests you from the opening sentence and leads you - trustingly, thanks to the simple mastery of the story-teller - into a place of gulping fear."