A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson

By Brian Evenson

Compliment for Brian Evenson:

"Brian Evenson is among the treasures of yank tale writing, a real successor either to the iteration of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but additionally to Edgar Allan Poe."—Jonathan Lethem

"One of the main provocative, creative, and proficient writers now we have operating today."—The Believer

"There isn't really a extra extreme, prolific, or apocalyptic author of fiction in the US than Brian Evenson."—George Saunders

"Packed with sufficient atrocities to provide Thomas Harris pause. . . . now not many writers have the mind's eye or the audacity to remodel what feels like salvation into an completely unique outpost of hell."—Bookforum

A crammed bear's center beats with the rhythm of a lifeless child; Reno retains receding to the east irrespective of how some distance you force; and in a mine on one other planet, the airborne dirt and dust won't cease seeping in. In those tales, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the typical and the extraordinary—the terror of dwelling with the information of all we can't know.

Praised by means of Peter Straub for going "furthest out at the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice," Brian Evenson has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and is the realm fable Award and the winner of the overseas Horror Guild Award, the yank Library Association's award for most sensible Horror Novel, and one in every of Time Out New York's best books.

“Evenson’s writing is whatever to be learn in brief durations, like an excellent tea that you really want to get pleasure from to the final drop.”—Twin towns Geek

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