“Together with ‘Eyes in the Dust’ (previously available only as a chapbook), Peak’s latest collection features thirteen dark and strange stories showing the full spectrum of his talents.”
The back and forth tug of memory and place.
Haunted by trauma, desperately seeking to be seen, and understood.
Reflections that shift in black glass.
Phantom limbs, and the porous realities that shape our perception of the world.
When we pull back the bloody curtain, we see things as they are, and sometimes wish reality would just go away.
Why we’re excited about this book:
David Peak has made a name for himself as an uncompromising writer of dark, weird fiction. The author of The River Through the Trees, The Spectacle of the Void, and Corpsepaint, his short fiction and essays grace the pages of Vastarien, Thinking Horror, Nox Pareidolia, NightScript, and 3:AM Magazine, among others. Together with ‘Eyes in the Dust’ (previously available only as a chapbook), Peak’s latest collection features thirteen dark and strange stories showing the full spectrum of his talents.
Gordon B. White (As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions) says: “David Peak writes like a black-winged emissary from the Void, and Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories is a travelogue behind the walls, beneath the surface, and through the worm-tunnels that pierce a dying world’s heart. From fever dreams and haunted houses to fissures in reality and the emptiness beyond, no one else captures the aspects of the abyss like David Peak.” and Nadia Bulkin (She Said Destroy) says: “David Peak builds stories that are intricate structures, impossible monuments to human darkness. To read them is to feel something tap against a secret part of us, a hidden bone that refuses to be forgotten.”
Forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing 2 April 2021, Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories by David Peak is available for pre-order now.