Ghosts : recent hauntings

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
The spirits of the dead have walked among our legends, myths, and storiessince before recorded history. Ghostly visitations, hauntings, unquiet soulsseeking the living, vengeful wraiths, the possibility of life beyond the gravethat can somehow reach out and touch us are some of literature's mostenduring icons. Now, in the twenty-first century, we are no less fascinated withphantoms than our cave-dwelling ancestors or our Victorian-age forebears. Thirty modern masters of fright and fantasy fill this anthology withshivers, chills, and spooky explorations of both sides of the veil. Be preparedto keep a light on all night!
Contents
Introduction: questionable shapes / Paula Guran
There's a hole in the city / Richard Bowes
The Trentino kid / Jeffrey Ford
A soul in a bottle / Tim Powers
The watcher in the corners / Sarah Monette
The palace / Barbara Roden
The proving of Smollett Standforth / Margo Lanagan
The third always beside you / John Langan
The plum blossom lantern / Richard Parks
Uncle / Stephen Graham Jones
The rag-and-bone men / Steve Duffy
October in the chair / Neil Gaiman
Savannah is six / James Van Pelt
Wonderwall / Elizabeth Hand
Between the cold moon and the earth / Peter Atkins
The muldoon / Glen Hirshberg
Booth's ghost / Karen Joy Fowler
Apokatastisis / Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Lagerstätte / Laird Barron
Cell Call / Marc Laidlaw
Cruel Sistah / Nisi Shawl
The box / Stephen Gallagher
Ancestor money / Maureen F. McHugh
Dhost / Melanie Tem
Mrs. Midnight / Reggie Oliver
Tin cans / Ekaterina Sedia
Mr. Aickman's air rifle / Peter Straub
The score / Alaya Dawn Johnson
The ex / Steve Rasnic Tem
Faces in walls / John Shirley
The case of the lighthouse shambler / Joe R. Lansdale.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fall is the traditional time for ghost stories, and readers will find a wealth of unnatural shades and haunted places in this far-ranging anthology of 29 reprints and Stephen Graham Jones's grim original "Uncle." Richard Bowes's "There's a Hole in the City" finds ghosts from New York City's past treading the streets after 9/11. "A Soul in a Bottle" by Tim Powers is a tangled love story of a tricksy spirit looking to take advantage of the living, while John Shirley's "Faces in Walls" reverses that premise with bloody results. Tale-tellers are as haunting as the stories they relate in Neil Gaiman's "October in the Chair" and Barbara Roden's "The Palace." Spirits are bent on gruesome revenge in Sarah Monette's "The Watcher in the Corners" and Nisi Shawl's "Cruel Sistah." The afterlife is nothing like you'd expect in "Ancestor Money" by Maureen F. McHugh and "Cell Call" by Marc Laidlaw. Guran delivers a diverse and solidly entertaining variety of spooks and chills. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghost stories, American.
Ghost stories, English.
Short stories.
Publisher [Rockville, Md.?] :Prime Books,2012
Contributors Guran, Paula.
Language English
Description 477 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781607013549 (pbk.)
1607013541 (pbk.)
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