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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 23mm | 363g
  • Dark House Press
  • English
  • 1940430577
  • 9781940430577
  • 1,047,136

Review quote

EARLY PRAISE: "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 story--creepy antiques, haunted houses, seemingly friendly ghosts--and 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 Magazineshow more

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.show more

Rating details

132 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 22% (29)
4 38% (50)
3 23% (30)
2 11% (15)
1 6% (8)
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