Antipodean Tales: Stories from the Dark Side
Editor: Stephen Cain
Format: 210 x 148 mm portrait, softcovered
Weight: 280 grams
...the house in the alps that is not quite what it seems...
...the weight loss program with results no-one expected...
...a disturbing dream from a past era that comes real...
Enter the world of the macabre, the supernatural and black humour in 23 absorbing orginal short stories from New Zealand's leading and emerging writers, including:
Entertaining trip to the dark side
"...A neat collection of worthwhile short stories; some blackly funny and most with a twist. Does nicely."
The Evening Post
"Some of the 23 stories here, such as those by Mike Johnson, Peter Friend and Bronwyn Civil, are polished and gripping. All show enthusiasm and imagination.
Fans of black humour and the supernatural will enjoy this compilation of New Zealanders' efforts in the genre."
"The setting for most of the stories is the countryside where old buildings and storms give an appropriate gothic atmosphere
Mental breakdown, witchcraft, metamorphosis from animal to human and vice-versa, even stakes through the heart are featured....
The best of the stories build suspense to breaking point then give a final twist... An interesting, perhaps unique, contribution to modern (New Zealand) writing."
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