“Channelling our collective and very real fear of home invasions, Seidlinger turns the tables and pulls the reader directly into the darkness.”
Home may be where the heart is, but what came first …
… The home or the desire to invade?
A seasoned invader offers the next generation of home invaders tips of the trade while chronicling their own dark victories.
Canvasing, entry, and everything in between, we see each invasion, every shattered window, and become complicit in the very act itself.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Michael J. Seidlinger’s work examines the darker side of life. The author of Falter Kingdom, Dreams of Being, Standard Loneliness Package, The Laughter of Strangers, The Fun We’ve Had, The Strangest, and My Pet Serial Killer among others, Seidlinger’s writing has been featured in such places as Goodreads, The Believer, Wired, The Observer, Polygon, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, The Lineup, and Publishers Weekly. Channelling our collective and very real fear of home invasions, Seidlinger turns the tables and pulls the reader directly into the darkness. Eric LaRocca (Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke) calls Anybody Home? “Harrowing and tremendously upsetting. Anybody Home? flips the home invasion genre on its head for a new generation of readers. I felt like I was reading something I shouldn’t have been reading. You’ll be checking your locks regularly after reading this nasty little morsel.” Kathe Koja (The Cipher, Dark Factory) says: “An ice cold, deadpan zeitgeist nightmare, Michael J. Seidlinger knows, and shows, that even in a lockdown moment, home is the most dangerous place of all. Watch out. Too late. They’re watching you.”, and B.R. Yeager (Negative Space) says: “This addictive deconstruction of home invasion stories is so thorough and chilling, Seidlinger may as well have slammed the door on the entire genre. But beyond the torture and violation, Anybody Home? is a nuanced study of the creative process, exploring what it takes to create art that truly resonates.”
Releasing from CLASH Books 16 August 2022, Anybody Home? by Michael J. Seidlinger is available for pre-order now.