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Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling material. In this volume, some of the best living Southern writers are offering up a feast of their dreams, wonderful and awful in equal measure, for you to enjoy. These dream stories and poems will tell you what you ha ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published September 10th 2007 by Press 53
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Mark
Surreal. It’s heart-warming to see that this type of fiction, which used to be the prerogative of strict genre, now feels at home in high-brow, literary, writing. New blood is always welcome. When a writer breaks the bonds of reality, or any bonds for that matter, the result is the rejuvenation of fiction.

South. As someone who wasn’t born in this country, but who lived a long chunk of his life in the American North-East, my impression of the South is the land of rural rednecks, transplanted Nort
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Amberle Husbands
This collection lived up to all of my expectations. There's shivers, there's weirdness, and there are plenty of moments where the thing on the page leaves your stomach curdled and your face frozen in a horrified grimace, guaranteed to bother whatever company you're being rude enough to read in front of. 'Sauteing the Platygast', by Dean Paschal, is certainly one of those; grimace-worthy from the very first line on. There's even a level of cuteness in some of these surreal tales -- Robert Olen Bu ...more
Clifford
If anything, this book delivers more than a reader can absorb. There are sooo many good stories here that it was a mistake to try to read it straight through. It is better savored. Pick it up, read one, and come back later to read another. Ironically, since I'm not a Joyce Carol Oates fan, her story in this anthology is probably my favorite - although there are many others I also enjoyed very much.
Scott
lovely collection, most of it first rate, with a couple of real surprises that led me to authors I didn't know
Amber
Collection of short stories that I am have a hard time finishing. And they are surreal.
Sherrie Saint
Awesome! J.T. Ellison's Gray Lady story is the best. Creepy!
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Author of dark suspense novels. BLISS HOUSE--a Southern Gothic ghost story--is out in June 2014. Her other novels, DEVIL'S OVEN, ISABELLA MOON and CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS, are available in paper and as ebooks. She lives in the southernmost part of a Midwestern state, surrounded by coyotes, owls, deer, and a sky bright with stars.
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