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Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual (Gay Men's Fiction)

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Brings you face to face with the best in queer fear, breaking through to the other side of fiction. An acclaimed collection of authors gathers at the place where fiction meets fantasy and swaps stories of murder and mayhem, savoring every lurid detail.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Southern Tier Editions
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Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Greg Herren has produced a fantastic collection of gay-themed Gothic tales here! The Richard Hall story "Country People" is worth it alone, but the rest of the authors really rise to the occasion, too. Marshall Moore's "Sic Gloria Transit" is a dark, brooding piece with haunting prose. "The Troll in the Basement" by Quentin Harrington and "Waiting for the Vampire" by William J. Mann are also two standouts here. The anthology closes with a novella, "Fev
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Catherine
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Worth finding for several of the stories in it, though others suffer from the problem where authors who primarily write for queer small presses don't get to take the same risks that authors who write for dark fantasy/horror venues. Brownworth's "Fever" is interesting and very well written, then thuds with a "so what?" ending, for instance, instead of going as grim as it feels like it should be. "Country People," "The Mask" and "Shadow of the Vampire" are decent reads, however, as are several oth ...more
Michael Adam Reale
An excellent collection of short stories. if you are looking for macabre tales to tell on a stormy Autumnal evening, might I recommend reading this gothic collection.
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Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina ...more
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