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A lush and seething hell : two tales of cosmic horror / John Hornor Jacobs.

Jacobs, John Hornor, (author.). Wendig, Chuck, (writer of foreword.). Jacobs, John Hornor. Container of (work) : Sea dreams it is the sky. (Added Author). Jacobs, John Hornor. Container of (work) : My heart struck sorrow. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library JAC (Text) 33500013149521 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0062880829
  • ISBN: 9780062880826
  • Physical Description: x, 368 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Foreword by Chuck Wendig.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Contains bibliographical references (pages 367-368).
Formatted Contents Note:
The sea dreams it is the sky -- My heart struck sorrow.
Summary, etc.:
Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul. A brilliant mix of the psychological and supernatural, blending the acute insight of Roberto BolaƱo and the eerie imagination of H. P. Lovecraft, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky examines life in a South American dictatorship. Centered on the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a maddening text, it is told by a young woman trying to come to grips with a country that nearly devoured itself. In My Heart Struck Sorrow, a librarian discovers a recording from the Deep South -which may be the musical stylings of the Devil himself. Breathtaking and haunting, A Lush and Seething Hell is a terrifying and exhilarating journey into the darkness, an odyssey into the deepest reaches of ourselves that compels us to confront secrets best left hidden. -- Adapted from dust jacket.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    *Starred Review* There are horror writers who plant you in the cemetery and show you the old grave where the ghoul resides. Then there are writers like Jacobs, who ditch many of the genre's standard tools while staying true to its essential heart. The two novellas collected here are fine examples of horror that feels fresh and modern while still conjuring up the proper atmosphere. In The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky, an expatriate professor in Spain meets an infamous poet from her South American homeland of Magera. Drawn to the poet's missing eye and obscure studies, she soon uncovers dark truths that could upend her idea of reality itself. The second tale, My Heart Struck Sorrow, is even stronger. After a family tragedy, a music researcher for the Library of Congress stumbles into a cache of documents that put him on the trail of a grim folk song. The haunted crossroads of the Deep South hold the key to the song and, perhaps, a way out of his own pain. These stories stitch Lovecraftian cosmic horror into terrestrial elements like murder ballads, and the result is a fiercely original and disquieting work. A must-have for any serious horror collection. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dictatorship > South America > Fiction.
Poets > Fiction.
Manuscripts > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Horror fiction.

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