“With this collection, Files weaves connections with stories and characters in an occult drenched mosaic with a distinctive style and voice that’s all her own.”
Fleeing Scotland, five clans arrive at Dourvale, Ontario. Descendants of witches, the Five-Family Coven are used to persecution. These spellcasters, singers, shamans, and thieves … the members of Devize, Druir, Glouwer, Roke, and Rusk families, peddle their occult talents to the townspeople.
Not many can afford their price.
Mosiac storytelling, interlinking five families, at once a collection, but also much more.
We Will All Go Down Together.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the Sunburst Award for Best Canadian Speculative Fiction for Experimental Film, Gemma Files is one of the most well-known names in horror and weird fiction working today. She is also the author of The Hexslinger Trilogy, Spectral Evidence, Drawn Up From Deep Places, The Worm in Every Heart, and Kissing Carrion, with stories appearing in Vastarien, A Mountain Walked, She Walks in Shadows, Echoes, Fearful Symmetries, The Grimscribe’s Puppets, and Dreams from the Witch House among others. With this collection, Files weaves connections with stories and characters in an occult drenched mosaic with a distinctive style and voice that’s all her own. Entertainment Weekly calls We Will All Go Down Together “A vivid, haunting mix of horror and fantasy woven together through a complex fugue of short stories, and NPR.org says: “Her book is a short-story collection, true, but it also works as a dark, fractured mosaic of a novel. Across continents and centuries, the ghost-magic of Dourvale still cuts and pastes the fabric of reality. With her ghostly, magical storytelling, Files does the same.”
Forthcoming from Open Road Media, We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files releases 13 October 2020 and is available for pre-order now.