A Lush and Seething Hell

Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

by John Hornor Jacobs, Chuck Wendig

On Sale: 10/08/2019

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A Lush and Seething Hell

Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

by John Hornor Jacobs

On Sale: 10/08/2019


About the Book

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales—both never-before-published in print—that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition.

Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul.

A brilliant mix of the psychological and supernatural, blending the acute insight of Roberto Bolaño and the eerie imagination of H. P. Lovecraft, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky examines life in a South American dictatorship. Centered on the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a maddening text, it is told by a young woman trying to come to grips with a country that nearly devoured itself.

In My Heart Struck Sorrow, a librarian discovers a recording from the Deep South—which may be the musical stylings of the Devil himself.

Breathtaking and haunting, A Lush and Seething Hell is a terrifying and exhilarating journey into the darkness, an odyssey into the deepest reaches of ourselves that compels us to confront secrets best left hidden.

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Critical Praise

“The audacity of Jacobs to write two brilliant, hallucinatory, terrifying short novels that mash up South American poetry and politics, pre-WWII American folk songs, all-too-human depravity and longing, and cosmic horror. And then present them in one of the best books of the year. Damn him.” - Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“This book is Hornor at his monstrous best. The tales read like whispered secrets from the mutant offspring of Lovecraft and Borges. Hornor understands that real horror doesn’t just exist in far-flung regions, but is as close as a glimpse of text or the snatch of a song.” - Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of The Grand Dark

“A Lush and Seething Hell expands the borders of cosmic horror and reveals John Hornor Jacobs for what he’s always been: a quiet master among us. A beautiful, haunting book full of beautiful, haunting prose. This is the best of what horror can be.” - Andy Davidson, author of In the Valley of the Sun

“The title of the collection, A Lush And Seething Hell, is both an invitation and a warning. The horror is seductive and smart, both beautiful and terrifying.” - Jason Murphy, screenwriter and author of The Black Goat Motorcycle Club  

A Lush and Seething Hell is what would happen if Nabakov and Faulkner were reborn and decided to collaborate on a pair of psychological horror tales. Frightening, suspenseful, and full of humanity, this book showcase one of the most original voices in fiction.” - Jonathan Janz, Author of The Dark Game, The Siren and the Specter, and Children of the Dark

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062880826
  • ISBN 10: 0062880829
  • Imprint: Harper Voyager
  • On Sale: 10/08/2019
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

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