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The year 2001 marked the fortieth anniversary of Dennis Etchison’s first professional short story sale. Talking In the Dark collects the best work by a brilliant writer at the peak of his powers—the author’s own selection of personal favorites from four decades of writing. Among these twenty-four unforgettable tales of life on the edge are the award-winning classics “The Dark Country,” “The Olympic Runner,” and “The Dog Park,” as well as several long-out-of-print stories and a new masterpiece written especially for this volume.
A collection of the darkest and nastiest Etchison stories both brand new and reprint that have not been included in any of his recent collections. If you love horrific short stories, you will need this collection in your personal library!
Dennis Etchison has won multiple World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards for both his writing and his editing, and he is able, as few authors are, to instill a sense of foreboding and paranoia in settings we can all recognize, populated by people we all know. Collected here for the first time in paperback are twelve of Etchison’s finest tales of horror and suspense, guaranteed to quicken the heart and chill the blood. The places he describes may seem normal at first, but in his hands they are transformed quickly into dark nightmare realms—cities of the cursed and the damned. Allow Dennis Etchison to show you what lurks behind the veil of familiarity—but prepare yourself for what you will find.