“With his latest novel, Sullivan combines, ecohorror, urban decay, and good old-fashioned body horror in a story that examines the precarious state of community.”
The Marigold sits half-empty, a broken promise of crumbling decrepit condo rental suites. Its residents do their best to avoid a strange black sludge that is slowly spreading through the complex. The public health inspector, Cathy Jin, works to find out as much as she can about the toxic mold as it corrupts the city’s infrastructure from within. Sam “Soda” Dalipagic happens upon a volatile cache of data. Thirteen year old Henrietta Brakes chases a friend deep underground after witnessing something snatch him down a sinkhole.
Across Toronto, construction has stalled on the city’s next luxury tower, the Marigold II. Now Stanley Marigold, son of the legendary developer, struggles to get this new project off the ground. To make everything go his way, Stanley is forced to tap into a hidden reserve of the old power, a power with a very human cost.
Why we’re excited about this book:
2023 is kicking off to a great start for Andrew F. Sullivan. The author of Waste, and the short story collection, All We Want is Everything, Sullivan has a forthcoming novel co-written with Nick Cutter, The Handyman Method releasing soon, as well as his latest, The Marigold. Sullivan’s short-fiction has graced the pages of such publications as Joyland Magazine, Hazlitt, The Halloween Review, and Dark Matter Magazine among others. With his latest novel, Sullivan combines, ecohorror, urban decay, and good old-fashioned body horror in a story that examines the precarious state of community. Iain Reid (I’m Thinking of Ending Things, We Spread) calls The Marigold “A bold dystopian novel that captivates with its dread and depth. The Marigold is unhinged literary horror that goes right to the source of decay.”, and David Demchuk (The Bone Mother, Red X) says: “Andrew F. Sullivan’s The Marigold is a Cronenbergian Bonfire of the Vanities, a scalpel-sharp near-future thriller about an all-consuming city in thrall to greed and power, and the disparate creatures, human and otherwise, caught in its draintrap. A gripping tour-de-force torn from tomorrow’s headlines.”
Unleashing 18 April 2023 from ECW Press, The Marigold by Andrew F. Sullivan is available for pre-order now.