¢ € œNathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite short fiction writers. ¢ € � "Jeff VanderMeer, ‚ New York Times ‚ bestselling author of ‚ Annihilation ‚ and ‚ Borne
¢ € œBallingrud's work isn't like any other. ¢ € � "Cory Doctorow, ‚ Boing Boing
A gripping collection of six stories of terror "including the novella ¢ € œThe Visible Filth, ¢ € � the basis for the upcoming major motion picture "by Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Nathan Ballingrud, hailed as a major new voice by Jeff VanderMeer, Paul Tremblay, and Carmen Maria Machado " ¢ € œone of the most heavyweight horror authors out there ¢ € � (The Verge). ‚
In his first collection, ‚ North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his ¢ € œpiercing and merciless ¢ € � (Toronto Globe and Mail) ‚ portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives "both real and imagined: ¢ € œWhat Nathan Ballingrud does in ‚ North American Lake Monsters ‚ is to reinvigorate the horror tradition ¢ € � (Los Angeles Review of Books). ‚
Now, in ‚ Wounds, ‚ Ballingrud follows up with an even more confounding, strange, and utterly entrancing collection of six stories, including one new novella. From the eerie dread descending upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight in ¢ € œThe Visible Filth ¢ € � to the search for the map of hell in ¢ € œThe Butcher's Table, ¢ € � Ballingrud's beautifully crafted stories are riveting in their quietly terrifying depictions of the murky line between the known and the unknown.
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