16 beautiful, potent, and deeply insidious tales from author of GOTHIC WINE.
In OF EGGS AND ELEPHANTS, Darren Speegle transports the reader to far-off and exotic locales, deftly exposing hidden horrors woven into the fabric of even the most refined cultures. This collection includes the titular novella, never before published.
Includes: The Horticulturist’s Daughter, Lago di Iniquita,Hexerei, Cobalt Blue Exposure,The Devil Orchard (or Der Teufelobstgarten), Saudade,The Moon, a Roman Token, The Hint of Human Passage, Kiss of Chromium, Caress of Isolation,Secrets and Silken Threads, Peace Rituals, Then the Snow Bled In, How Virgil Lost His Beat, Night Is a Clear Green Gem, Of Eggs and Elephants
"Darren Speegle's characters, and their situations—in his often brilliant stories—are brought vibrantly, horrifically to life, because he cares about his characters, the stories he tells through them, and the words he chooses, with such great care, to bring them to the printed page. He's among the best writers I've read..." — T.M. Wright, author of BLUE CANOE and BONE SOUPPraise for Darren Speegle's Work
"Speegle's voice and worldview are bizarre and mesmerizing, humane and compelling, and the stories contained in this collection will fry your mind. Bleeding between horror, dark fantasy, science fiction, as well as all things heartbreaking and nerve-wracking, Speegle's stories could best be described--if it's possible to describe them at all, and I'm not sure they should be--as 'the savage cerebral' something you've not encountered much before..." --5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck, author of COFFING COUNTY and FAR DARK FIELDS
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Book Description Gallows Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 304 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.69 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0615752500
Book Description Gallows Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615752500