Ashcroft, BC: Ash-Tree Press, 2001. First edition hardcover. Welcome to the world of Paul Finch: a world in which the ordinary and the everyday are rarely what they seem, and where the forces of the past are constantly intruding on the present. It's a world in which an innocuous-looking holiday camp turns out to provide a vacation from hell, where the search for an elusive book raises spectres from the past, and where a ruined castle exerts an inexorable pull over those unfortunate enough to visit. It is, in short, a world where nothing can be taken for granted; something the characters of these stories only realise when it is far, far too late. Paul Finch’s stories have appeared in numerous small press publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Ash-Tree Press is proud to be presenting, in After Shocks, the first collection of supernatural tales from one of the most exciting contemporary writers in the field. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Knock at the Cellar Door; The After Shock; Devils of Lakeland; The Magic Lantern Show; The Wolfman’s House; Eleanor’s Garden; A Night on Dragon Rock; February; Teresa’s Torment; To the Castle; The Altar; August; The Hotel on the Borderland; The Punch and Judy Man; September; The Dandy Dogs; Enemy Ours; The Fimbulwinter. Jacket painting is by Tony Patrick. Limited to 500 copies. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in fine dj.