“With his latest novel, Ford dives into the world of out of body experiences and serial killers, offering a disturbing and nightmarish voyeuristic experience.”
After witnessing a murder at the local deli, a small town librarian realizes that his usual sleep paralysis nightmares have turned into something much more sinister. Traumatized from holding a dying girl in his arms, he finds himself driven out of his body. Now his town, a place he knew so well, opens up to him from an all-new perspective. Everyone’s terrible secrets are out in the open on full display, and he finds demons lurking behind every closed door.
And then he finds someone else in this weird dream world, a serial killer who’s been preying on the townspeople for over one hundred years, and most proficient in navigating through his nightmares.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Jeffrey Ford’s career spans across many years, and many speculative genres. He writes fantasy and science-fiction as easily as horror, though it seems his expertise is in mixing genres, creating hard-to-classify stories that consistently deliver the goods. Author of The Well-Built City Trilogy, The Shadow Year, The Twilight Pariah, and Ahab’s Return, his short fiction is collected in The Drowned Life, The Empire of Ice Cream, Crackpot Palace, A Natural History of Hell, and The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant among others. With his latest novel, Ford dives into the world of out of body experiences and serial killers, offering a disturbing and nightmarish voyeuristic experience. Stephen Graham Jones (Mongrels, The Only Good Indians, Demon Theory) says of Out of Body: “Like I didn’t have enough to be afraid of … Now I’m never feeling along again.”
Soon to be released by Tor.com Publishing, Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford releases 26 May 2020 and is available for pre-order now.