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Says Details Magazine, “In pages that tremble with beauty, Wynne gracefully reveals the darker side of human possibilities.”
National Book Award winner Paul Monette calls The Other World “a book to handle with asbestos gloves, but well worth the walk through fire.”
Paranoia, psychotic breaks, danger, fear, loneliness, yearning. This acclaimed short story collection, first published by City Lights, is peopled by sociopaths, circus performers, tattooed drifters, cross-dressing teenagers and God-fearing families. Its hallucinatory edge makes the everyday seem like another world.
"The Other World" - A Christian Right family is too busy trying to protect their children from the "danger of homosexuality" to notice the havoc their own son is unleashing in the neighborhood.
"Lights of Broadway" - A prostitute is shaken to find that one of her clients is a violent homophobe.
"Halloween Card" - a Manhattan party of metrosexual hipsters is unexpectedly thrust into the heartland of Puritan America.
"Raphael" - A cross-dressing teenager spends a lonely Christmas at the Plaza Hotel, hoping to win the love of his chauffeur.
"Nameless Thing" - A love triangle explodes in jealousy and revenge at an El Paso circus.
"Vulture" - A drifter plots to murder the witness to the accidental killing of his girlfriend.
The countdown has begun, but the only thing striking at midnight will be terror...
New Year's Eve isn't all champagne and confetti. For some, it's filled with regrets, the changing of the day dragging them kicking and screaming into a year for which they aren't prepared. This year, some people will be screaming, but they may not make it to the New Year at all.
Join 14 horror authors as they reveal the dark side of our end-of-year celebrations. This anthology of a holiday gone horrifyingly wrong contains stories by James S. Dorr, Richard Godwin, Nicky Peacock, John Stewart Wynne, Steve Shrott, Leah Givens, George Seaton, Kathryn Ohnaka, Jeremy K. Tyler, Betsy Miller, Byron Barton, Steve Bartholomew, Ali Maloney and Foxglove Lee.
The Mojave Desert. The heat of the noonday sun.
A lonely stretch of highway.
A screenwriter enjoys a nostalgic visit to his childhood home of Needles, California.
But now it’s time for him to leave that simple life in the desert and drive back home to L.A. and the lure of Hollywood. The highway isn’t crowded—he hopes to make it home in time to join his wife for dinner. But apparently fate has a different idea.
He suddenly finds himself being chased by a skeleton in a pickup truck who holds a terrifying secret that will change his life forever...
A haunting new tale of horror from John Stewart Wynne, author of the acclaimed short story collection The Other World.