“Fresh off their haunting debut, Eric LaRocca returns with a visceral and nightmarish novella of an imaginative young girl on a collision course with destruction.”
Soon after her father dies, Mara learns her mother has welcomed someone new into their home.
This new guest turns her life into a nightmare with claims that only he can protect her from the world of destruction just outside their door.
“When you’re given a gift, something else gets taken away.”
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers should be quite familiar with the work of Eric Larocca. The author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and You’ve Lost a Lot of Blood, Eric’s work has graced the pages of such anthologies as The Book of Queer Saints, Diabolica Americana: A Dark States Horror Compendium, There’s More Of Us Than You Know: A Queer Horror Anthology, and What One Wouldn’t Do: An Anthology on the Lengths One Might Go To, among others. Fresh off their haunting debut, Eric LaRocca returns with a visceral and nightmarish novella of an imaginative young girl on a collision course with destruction. Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World, The Pallbearers Club) says: “We Can Never Leave This Place is the apocalyptic 21st century Grimm’s fairy tale you need in your life. Eric LaRocca plucks images directly from the muck and mire of our id and fashions them into something grotesquely beautiful.”, and Kathe Koja (The Cipher, Dark Factory) says: “We Can Never Leave This Place is a bleak and tender, monstrous and visceral fable of family and loss, and the courage it takes to confront them both.”
Forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing 24 June 2022, We Can Never Leave This Place by Eric LaRocca is available for pre-order now.