Enter, Night

Enter, Night

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The year is 1972. Widowed Christina Parr, her daughter Morgan, and her brother-in-law Jeremy have returned to the remote northern Ontario mining town of Parr's Landing, the place from which Christina fled before Morgan was born, seeking refuge. Dr. Billy Lightning has also returned in search of answers to the mystery of his father's brutal murder.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 30.48mm | 454g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • New
  • 1926851455
  • 9781926851457
  • 435,379

Review quote

Praise for Michael Rowe "Rowe's tale of teenage anguish and loneliness (October) is an exquisitely told cautionary tale, rich in visceral images of horror and the erotic."
--Vince Liaguno, editor of the Bram Stoker Award-winning Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet

"October is the kind of horror novel a lot of adults needed when they were kids. Michael Rowe understands that while it gets better for some people, not everyone can afford to sit back and wait if they want to survive. A powerful and powerfully frightening tale about making hard choices in the name of survival, and what those choices cost. Because becoming who you are really means making a deal with the Devil. And sometimes, the Devil is the only one who really understands."
--Bracken MacLeod, author of Stranded and 13 Views of the Suicide Woods

"Michael Rowe's talent shines through in this terrifying story of black magic, social persecution, and desire gone horrifically wrong. Readers will immediately identify with the story of Mikey Childress, and they'll hold on for dear life as Mikey's search for acceptance and a dream of love drag them across a jagged terrain of brutality and indifference. With October, Rowe taps into the primal terrors of a teen's life, exploring the loneliness and misery of an outcast who finds his only salvation in a vicious, dark place."
--Lee Thomas, Lambda Literary Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The German and Down on Your Knees

"[Wild Fell is a] superb ghost story that evokes terrors both ancient and modern, and delivers us to a place of profound fear."
--Clive Barker

"[A] major new talent. Michael Rowe is now on my must-read list."
--Christopher Rice

"[Wild Fell] by Canadian author Michael Rowe fulfills the Hobbesian ideal of a haunted house novel: nasty, brutish and short. Also, elegant. With more than a little meta-fictional self-awareness--another trope of the haunted house novel post-1820, when the genre was already centuries old--Rowe tells the story of damaged ing nue Jameson Browning, who purchases the titular mansion on a lake-locked outcropping called Blackmore Island after an accident which puts him in possession of a sizable cash settlement. The ghosts are also real in Rowe, this time in the visage of Rosa Blackmore, a spectral teenager who makes known her presence in grim, strobic flashes around the estate. And yet, as in all the best haunted house stories, the specter in Wild Fell is more than just that; it's a powerful human emotion made flesh--or un-flesh, as the case may be. While over it all loom the spires of Wild Fell: dwelt in by Jameson, dwelling in him."
--Electric Lit

"Michael Rowe writes like a storyteller, so seamlessly that the words disappear under your skin."
--Susie Moloney for CBC Manitoba
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About Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe is the author of Enter, Night (CZP) and has received the Lambda Literary Award and the Spectrum Award. He was a finalist for the International Horror Guild, Sunburst, Aurora and National Magazine Awards. Clive Barker has lauded Rowe for "changing the face of horror" with his Queer Fear anthologies.
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Rating details

701 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 20% (143)
4 35% (247)
3 28% (198)
2 11% (74)
1 6% (39)

Our customer reviews

The novel is about Christine Parr, her daughter Morgan and her brother-in-law Jeremy Parr. Christine and Jeremy left Parr's Landing years ago for different reasons but mainly to escape from Adeline, the dominating mother of Jack and Jeremy. After Jack, Christine's husband was killed in an accident, Christine and Jeremy have no other choice then to return to Parr's Landing. They're forced to beg Adeline for help, who is unfortunately still the same the unbearable, hate-filled woman she used to be. Billy Lightning is also returning to Parr's Landing. A professor who seeks answers to the recent killing of his father and believes the killing is connected with the history of murder and madness associated with the land Adeline Parr owns. The novel is creepy, violent and terrifying. It's extremely well written with fabulous characters. My favorite character in the novel is Finn, the 12 year old boy with his dog Sadie. I really enjoyed reading Rowe's description of the relationship between Finn and his dog. Yet, it's also the part of the book that is sometimes so scary that you have to put down the book. What I like about the book is that there are a lot of characters to sympathize with, Finn and his dog, Christine, Morgan Jeremy, Billy, they're all very lovable characters. The prose is outstanding. Consider Rowe's description of the images Finn has: "the gift of a glimpse of the world as experienced from Sadie's perspective - a mosaic of smell no human nose would ever experience; the literature of light on grass and snow; the secret language of birds and squirrels and cats; the true meaning of unconditional love, something no human being would ever truly understandl the perfect ecstasy of Finn's fingers combing through her soft black fur, the utter completion of falling asleep at the foot of his bed. Pure and uncomplicated gratitude for every affection ever shown to her. Vigilance for Finn's safety. Selfsacrifice". A quote to remember "when she was sure she could see the beauty, she allowed herself to feel hope". It's not what I expected to find in a vampire fiction novel.show more
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