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A cosmology of monsters

Author: Shaun Hamill
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Horror fiction
Fiction
Monster fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Hamill
ISBN: 9781524747671 152474767X
OCLC Number: 1060180230
Description: 324 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Shaun Hamill.

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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.

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