“With his latest novel, Bastianelli taps into the real phenomenon of “shadow flicker”, spinning a frightening story of madness and paranoia.”
Heading off for the coast of Maine to Kidney Island, Oscar Basaran is to document the effects of shadow flicker from the residents living near the wind turbines. What he finds is quite disturbing.
Those that live closest to the windmills suffer from ringing headaches, sleep deprivation, and strange hallucinations. Even stranger: an elderly man stuffs dandelions in his mouth nearly choking to death, a pregnant cow repeatedly runs into a fence post, and a young woman mourns her missing son while others claim to see him in the glimmer of the shadow flicker.
It also seems the shadow flicker has driven some of the island’s animals to madness. Perhaps it has a similar effect among the human residents of Kidney Island? Oscar soon learns the turbines have created something weird and unexpected, and a group of the island’s residents will do anything to harness the dark power.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Gregory Bastianelli has been publishing work in the horror scene for over a decade now. The author of Loonies, Joker’s Club, and Snowball, his short fiction has appeared in such anthologies and publications as Black Ink Horror, Beyond Centauri, Cover of Darkness, Encounters, Mystery Men (and Women) Volume II, and Night Terrors II. With his latest novel, Bastianelli taps into the real phenomenon of “shadow flicker”, spinning a frightening story of madness and paranoia. Jonathan Janz (The Siren and the Specter, The Raven) says: “From its highly original premise to its deliciously isolated setting, Gregory Bastianelli’s Shadow Flicker hooked me and kept me squirming until the very last page. An entertaining and emotional read. I had a blast!”
Forthcoming from Flame Tree Press 29 March 2022, Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli is available for pre-order now.