“With unforgettable characters facing the most horrifying circumstances, Langan consistently delivers when it comes to nightmarish fiction.”
A couple find a cooler on the side of the road, and discover the unearthly contents inside. At a mansion that overlooks the Hudson River, a writer investigates the weird paper balloons that float around the grounds. A young attorney learns of the terrible secret that destroyed her parents’ marriage. Two disgraced soldiers seek revenge against the one who taught them how to torture. A walking path shows the past, present, and the horrifying future of a young couple. A cross-country drive turns into a night time encounter with a figure who may be the Devil. The title story is a short novel that deals with a race against time as a woman chases a monster.
Why we’re excited about this book:
From the mind that gave us the Bram Stoker Award and This Is Horror Awards winning novel The Fisherman, John Langan presents his third collection of short stories. With unforgettable characters facing the most horrifying circumstances, Langan consistently delivers when it comes to nightmarish fiction. Langan is also the co-editor of Creatures with Paul Tremblay, and two previous collections, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies and Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, as well as the novel House of Windows. Publishers Weekly said in their Starred Review: “This book is a treasure trove for lovers of literary horror fiction.” Sefira & Other Betrayals by John Langan releases from Hippocampus Press 20 April 2019 and is available for pre-order now.