The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

The Hair Wreath and Other Stories

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Description

These strange stories gather and weave themselves together into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect amongst people and the places they inhabit--the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 256g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • New
  • 1926851021
  • 9781926851020
  • 2,150,076

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Praise for Halli Villegas "Villegas's debut collection offers 19 tales that nicely blend ordinary characters with sudden and unexplained supernatural threats . . . "His Ghost," disturbing on multiple levels, tells the tale of an obsessive man in search of his muse. "Salvage," a haunting set on a spaceship, is efficiently creepy. "An Unexpected Thing" is a solid, straightforward revenge story with a nasty undercurrent . . . "D in the Underworld," in which a woman searches for her missing daughter, rises above the rest. Fans of creepy, non-gory horror will appreciate this collection. . . ."
--Publishers Weekly

"[F]or the most part these stories are very finely thought through; their language is precise. And, on the whole, the emotional effects are successful. It's a strong debut collection, marking a writer worth watching."
--Rover Arts Review

"Ghosts and other mysterious forces intrude on the characters in the new collection of dark fiction from Toronto-based writer Halli Villegas. . . . On the whole, this collection proves that the most effective ghost stories are the ones that leave you with more than just questions."
--Quill & Quire

"Overall, the collection is a modern twist on urban ghost stories, weaving the idea of dark spiritual encounters with modern lifestyles always getting in the way. . . . A perfect read for a quiet night alone, in the seeming tranquility of the city."
--Broken Pencil
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About Halli Villegas

Halli Villegas is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Tightrope Books. She has published two books of poetry: Red Promises (Guernica Editions, 2001) and In the Silence Absence Makes (Guernica Editions, 2004). The Hair Wreath, a collection of ghost stories, was published in 2010 by ChiZine Publications.
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Rating details

90 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 23% (21)
4 36% (32)
3 24% (22)
2 14% (13)
1 2% (2)
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