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Canadian horror writers shine in these twenty-three chilly, subtle and hard-hitting tales from the Great White North. Award-winning authors turned editors Nancy Kilpatrick and David Morrell have assembled a diverse feast of stories exploring the particular-and peculiar-psychology of Canada. Including everything from the icy tundra and the wendigo who populate it in Michael Kelly's quietly terrifying "The Woods," to the terror of ice with a mind of its own in Alison Baird's haunting "End in Ice." The strongest story of the collection uniquely diverges from the dominant culture; in Jill Snider Lum's "A Patch of Bamboo," a foreigner encounter with a Japanese ghost. Jen-Louis Trudel in "The Night Before the Storm" similarly zeros in on a haunted Syrian town on the night before it falls in a Christian invasion. While the stories sometimes feel a little thematically and stylistically similar and some suffer from vague endings, this installment of the Tesseracts series is overall strong, and essential reading for anyone interested in the status of Canadian genre writing. The book also includes an informative-at times tedious-essay by Robert Knowlton on the history of Canadian horror and dark fantasy.
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ISBN-10:  1894063252
ISBN-13:  978-1894063258
Author:  Nancy Kilpatrick
Genre:  Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher:  EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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Here is another group of imaginative tales from the Great White North. Because of the number of this volume, 13, this book focuses on horror and dark fantasy stories.    The world has been ravaged by a very contagious disease that destroys undeveloped frontal lobes of the brain, thereby turning all children, whose brains are not yet fully developed, into brainless automatons. In one family, the father is ready to commit suicide out of despair; at this point, the parents are expected …
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