New Release – The Haunted Heart and Other Tales
Posted by Dark Whisperer on August 9, 2009
Author: Jameson Currier
Publisher: Lethe Press
Release Date: October 1st, 2009
Twelve new stories of gay men and the memories that haunt them.
A circuit boy stays at a haunted hotel. An actor recounts a grisly murder in the English countryside. A gay parent unravels a mysterious souvenir. A journalist chases a story through the streets of Amsterdam. An artist grapples with his muse. A musician is inspired by the spirit of a sailor.
In his newest collection of short stories, author Jameson Currier modernizes the traditional ghost story with gay lovers, loners, activists, and addicts, blending history and contemporary issues of the gay community with the unexpected of the supernatural.
Table of Contents:
- The Woman in the Window
- The Incident at the Highlands Inn
- The Country House
- The After Party
- The Haunted Heart
- The Theater Bug
- Death in Amsterdam
- The Vision
- A Touch of Darkness
- The Man in the Mirror
- The Bloomsbury Nudes
Whispers about The Haunted Heart and Other Tales…
“Jameson Currier’s The Haunted Heart and Other Tales expands upon the usual ghost story tropes by imbuing them with deep metaphorical resonance to the queer experience. Infused with flawed, three-dimensional characters, this first-rate collection strikes all the right chords in just the right places. Equal parts unnerving and heartrending, these chilling tales are testament to Currier’s literary prowess and the profound humanity at the core of his writing. Gay, straight, twisted like a pretzel…his writing is simply not to be missed by any reader with a taste for good fiction.” – Dark Scribe Magazine
“Currier is adept at drawing a fine line between the erotic and the tragic and at telling stories that although personal, are also the stories of our community.” – The New York Times Book Review
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