A Cosmology of Monsters

A Cosmology of Monsters

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"Monsters both figurative and very literal stalk the Turner family. The youngest child, Noah, narrates the family history: how in the late '60s, his bookish mother Margaret marries Lovecraft-lover Harry, against her better judgement. The couple has two daughters--Sydney, born for the spotlight; and the brilliant but awkward Eunice, a natural writer and storyteller. But finances are tight, Margaret and Eunice are haunted by horrific dreams, and Harry starts acting strangely. He becomes obsessed with the construction of an elaborately crafted haunted house attraction, christened The Wandering Dark. The family tries to shield baby Noah from the house's faux horrors, but unbeknownst to them, he's being visited by a furry beast with glowing orange eyes--the same ghastly being glimpsed by both his mother and sister. However, unlike them, Noah decides to let the creature in..."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524747671
Call Number: FIC HAM
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 25 cm
Bib Control Number: 1036183


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Sep 22, 2019

Stunning debut! Hamill builds a true Lovecraftian nightmare world, but so much more. Spanning nearly fifty years, the intimate history of the Turner family unfolds through successive tragedies. This cursed family is inextricably linked to some macabre other world. The creepy atmosphere builds as we slowly learn the truth. The characters are rich and compelling, and Hamill expertly wraps it all up in the end. The beautiful, touching conclusion brought tears to my eyes. Looking forward to more from this author.


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