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The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror Hardcover – July 31 2019
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The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror is a collection of nine short stories that hew both to the earthy traditions and blaze new trails in Folk Horror.
- Coy Hall, "Sire of the Hatchet"
- Sam Hicks, "Back Along the Old Track"
- Lindsay King-Miller, "The Fruit"
- Steve Toase, "The Jaws of Ouroboros"
- Eric J. Guignard, "The First Order of Whaleyville's Divine Basilisk Handlers"
- Romey Petite, "Pumpkin, Dear"
- Stephanie Ellis, "The Way of the Mother"
- Zachary Von Houser, "Leave the Night"
- S.T. Gibson, "Revival"
Fans of Folk Horror, as well as those unfamiliar with it, will find horrors galore in these stories. Themes of rural isolation and insularity, paranoia, mindless and monstrous ritual, as well as arcane ceremonies clashing against modern preoccupations run through these stories.
Nosetouch Press is proud to bring The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror to horror enthusiasts everywhere.
Praise for The Fiends in the Furrows:
"...All the stories are well written, with huge gobbets of terror and weirdness running through their veins. With nine to choose from, you can sample taste from a literary buffet of varied writers' voices andstyles, as each one elegantly creates their own fictional world with its own boundaries into which you, the reader, can step inside, visitand unlike some of the characters trapped within, you are allowed toleave. This is quite a privilege." --Alyson Rhodes, on Goodreads.com
"I absolutely loved this anthology...creepy, strange, unexpected, and bizarre. Definitely looking up more by each of these authors!' --Amy, on Goodreads.com
"...This is a fantastic collection of folk horror. I'm definitely interested in finding other works from these authors. These stories are a solid and disturbing collection of folktales. I recommend this one to anyone who enjoys dark folklore." --Mindi Snyder, on Goodreads.com
"The Fiends in the Furrows, takes the bustling in the hedgerows and turns them into your darkest nightmares...this is an anthology that will stir up those primal fears that are ingrained in all of us." --Jim Mcleod, GingerNutsofHorror.com, JIM MCLEOD'S TOP HORROR BOOKS OF 2018
Included on Twitter reader Emily/@BookHappy08's list of her Top 15 Anthologies of 2018.
- Publisher : Nosetouch Press (July 31 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 228 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1944286101
- ISBN-13 : 978-1944286101
- Item weight : 420 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.75 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #573,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fiends in the Furrows, takes the bustling in the hedgerows and turns them into your darkest nightmares, from Stephen Toase's delightfully macabre The Jaws of Ouroboros, mixes drug lords with an almost Quatermass weirdness, to the almost sensual terror of Lindsay King-Miller's The Fruit, and The First Order of Whaleyville's Divine Basilisk Handlers by Eric J. Guignard which sees old feuds stirred up by religious fervour, this is an anthology that will stir up those primal fears that are ingrained in all of us.
This book describes itself as an anthology of Folk Horror. What is Folk Horror? Frankly, it's whatever you think it is, but that's not a problem, as here we have nine stories from (so far as I can trace) unknown writers, not one of which is a dud.
Having said that, three in particular stood out for me. In the order they appear they are Back Along the Old Track by Sam Hicks (a classical tale of the outsider in a strange village, which carries echoes of The Dunwich Horror and The Shadow over Innsmouth), The Fruit by Lindsay King-Miller (just when you thought it was safe to go back into the orchard...) and The Jaws of Ouroboros by Steve Toase (some carniverous landscape and a crime boss who'd make Don Corleone head for the hills). None of these will leave me in a hurry.
At least a couple of the stories could've used a little more care at the proof-reading stage, but this is a very minor point.