BLACK HORSE AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES by Jason A Wyckoff. Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK; Tartarus Press; 2012. 1st edition hardcover. Issued in a LIMITED hardcover edition of 300 copies.
This new collection of sixteen tales uncovers the strangeness within everyday America, the fable in the familiar. ‘The Highwall Horror’ sees an office worker discover the portal to an alien cathedral in a cubicle wall; in ‘Panorama’ an artist’s agent examines his client’s deserted masterpiece; a young man follows a forgotten song to the haunted town that spawned it in ‘The Bells, Then the Birds’; a young mother escapes her wastrel husband only to become lost in a perilous swell of freedom in ‘The Mauve Blot’; and in ‘Black Horse’ an inherited steed brings uneasiness and worse to its new owner.
Black Horse and Other Strange Stories is Jason A. Wyckoff’s first venture into print. He explores the surreal and supernatural in an original, authentic, and always insightful new voice. Wyckoff was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, where he still lives with his wife and their pets. He was awarded a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from The Ohio State University and then played indie-rock in dive bars for a decade or so.
Publication 1st March 2012
Black Horse and Other Strange Stories is a sewn hardback of 266 pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.
Limited to 300 copies.
Part of Tartarus Press's contemporary fiction line.
"...these tales are the work of a writer skilled at navigating the twists and turns of his unconventional horror themes." Publishers Weekly
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