Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers

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In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything--half of her body, her fiance, and possibly her unborn child--to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, all while slowly consuming her from the inside out. Damien Angelica Walters' work has appeared or is forthcoming in Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume One, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer, Apex, and Glitter & Mayhem. She was an associate editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 23mm | 363g
  • English
  • 1940430577
  • 9781940430577
  • 965,735

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..".deeply emotional and beautifully poetic."
Cemetery Dance Online
"This isn't just a great novelit's one of the best horror novels in recent memory."
..".a smartly dark, deftly crafted journey into the depths of damaged humanity."
Dread Central
""Paper Tigers" is a gorgeous tapestry of pain from an author who specializes in just such intricate needlework. It's about suffering, and wholeness, fear, longing, insecurity, self-loathing, and the prices we'd pay to get back what we lost."
The Horror Fiction Review
""Paper Tigers" is full of hauntings of every sort, a modern ghost story of the very best kind, combining the delicate mania of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the subtlety of Shirley Jackson and the raw dynamism of Joyce Carol Oates. But what Walters delivers here is thoroughly her own creation: a starkly beautiful tale of what it means to survive."
HELEN MARSHALL, World Fantasy Award-winning author of "Gifts for the One Who Comes After"
"Paper Tigers" gathers the best from every childhood scary storycreepy antiques, haunted houses, seemingly friendly ghostsand repackages them with the worst and most isolating of adult fears. Walters prose is vivid and gripping, luring you in, feeding you images that will leave you comforted by the light of your bedside nightstand; horror nostalgia at its finest.
REBECCA JONES-HOWE, author of "Vile Men"
With "Paper Tigers," Damien Angelica Walters has created a hauntingly elegant portrait of loneliness and longing for healing. But where she confronts real terror is in answering the question of what it costs the wounded to be whole again. This book is at once as beautiful and frightening as a scar on smooth skin or a scream with perfect pitch.
BRACKEN MACLEOD, author of "Mountain Home" and "Stranded"
Damien Angelica Walters pulls you into the heart of her characters and traps you there until you re not sure if the story is haunting you, or you re haunting it. Wonderfully creepy and heartwarming, fear and sadness alternate and blend throughout in a story that s packed with atmosphere. Keep the lights on and the tissues close.
SARAH READ, editor of "Pantheon Magazine"
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About Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters' work has appeared or is forthcoming in various magazines and anthologies, including Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume One, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer, Apex, Glitter & Mayhem, Not Our Kind, and What Fates Impose. Sing Me Your Scars, a collection of her short fiction, will be released in early 2015 from Apex Publications. She's also a freelance editor, and until the magazine's closing in 2013, she was an Associate Editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede.
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Rating details

144 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 22% (31)
4 37% (53)
3 25% (36)
2 11% (16)
1 6% (8)
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