“With his first collection, Levy blurs the psychological with the speculative, fearlessly treading into forbidden territory with nightmarish results.”
A young boy observes his father’s growing obsession with interplanetary visitors.
Teenage girls at summer camp find something strange, hungry, and very powerful while exploring the woods.
Recovering from the fallout of a bad relationship, a writer attends a theater dedicated to the macabre, discovering forbidden desire.
Soon after their mother disappears, twin siblings are visited by an aunt they have no memory of.
Eleven tales, and the novella Anaïs Nin at the Grand Guignol
Why we’re excited about this book:
Robert Levy hit the ground running with his first release, The Glittering World and hasn’t look back since. With works in such publications as Shadows and Tall Trees, Strange Aeons, Black Static, and Autumn Cthulhu, Levy’s debut novel The Glittering World was a finalist for both the Lambda and Shirley Jackson Awards. With his first collection, Levy blurs the psychological with the speculative, fearlessly treading into forbidden territory with nightmarish results. Priya Sharma (Ormeshadow) calls No One Dies From Love “Shocking, erotic, and horrific. Robert Levy proves that, one way or another, love will be the end of us all.”, and Eric LaRocca (Everything the Darkness Eats) says: “Robert Levy’s No One Dies From Love is a masterful collection of dark fiction—a consecrated and intimate ceremony of human loss and longing. With sumptuous prose and a keen understanding of how grief reshapes us, it’s impossible to not be enthralled with Levy’s macabre vision.”
Why Robert’s excited about the book:
“The stories in No One Dies from Love are varied snapshots from my writerly life over the past many years, and placing them together in this collection is like having a family reunion of sorts: some in attendance are on the plaintive and confiding side, and others are more irascible and ill-behaved, while a few more yet may have conspired with one another to drive me insane. Still, they are all a part of me, and even on my toughest days I have to admit how proud of them I’ve become.”
Forthcoming from Word Horde 30 May 2023, No One Dies From Love: Dark Tales of Loss and Longing by Robert Levy (introduction by Paul Tremblay) is available for pre-order now.