Delphine Dodd

Delphine Dodd

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Before the town had a name, people buried their dead on the mountainside. Now Mont des Morts exists only in memory, but its ghosts still haunt Delphine's family. First in a series of three novellas set in the world of Knock Knock. "All the skills that made Miskowski's novel such a success are equally evident in this story of magic and changing times." -Peter Tennant, Black Static "Delphine Dodd not only expands and illuminates the tragedy in the brilliant novel, "Knock Knock", but also further proves Miskowski possesses that talent most enviable in a writer: she makes you *believe*." -Simon Strantzas, author of NIGHTINGALE SONGS "Spanning a period from shortly before World War One through to the early Seventies, this is a story of rural life in Washington state. But, while rich in realistic detail, it also uses storytelling and dreams to produce a sense of a world of strange and alarming mysteries lying just beyond our own and always ready to break through... There are scenes that may horrify the reader, but that is because it looks clear-sightedly, without rancour, at cruelty, selfishness and deceit. And there is as much beauty here as there is horror, thanks to the author's finely-crafted prose." -David Longhorn, editor of Supernatural Tales "Miskowski doesn't merely craft 'atmosphere, ' she generates gravity. Dark and compelling, Delphine Dodd is a singularity...pick it up and its pull is inescapable." -Ennis Drake author of TWENTY-EIGHT TEETH OF RAGE
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Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • English
  • 0615698182
  • 9780615698182
  • 1,746,194

About S P Miskowski

S.P. Miskowski's debut novel, KNOCK KNOCK, and her first novella, DELPHINE DODD, have been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award. Both books are part of THE SKILLUTE CYCLE, which includes two more novellas: ASTORIA and IN THE LIGHT. All four books are published by Omnium Gatherum Media. Rated by Black Static book critic Peter Tennant as "one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years," Miskowski has written short stories published in Supernatural Tales, Horror Bound Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, New Times, Fine Madness, Other Voices, and the anthology Detritus. Her work has received a Swarthout Award and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Raised on Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and public television in Decatur, Georgia, Miskowski now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon. For a review of KNOCK KNOCK and DELPHINE DODD, and an extensive author interview, see BLACK STATIC #33.
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