A COLLECTION by Rosalie Parker
CATEGORY Horror, Fantasy and the Supernatural
PUBLICATION DATE September 2016
COVER ART R.B. Russell
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786360-22-9 [£20]
100 Signed Jacketed Hardcovers signed by Rosalie Parker — ISBN 978-1-786360-23-6 [£30]
Each of the stories that make up Damage represent a new take on the theme of difference and strangeness in human life. There are elements of traditional horror, fantasy and the supernatural, but also of beauty, humour, compassion and love.
Damage explores the fragility of life and love and how they can sometimes survive against the odds, despite the damage that is done to them.
- In ‘Homecraft’ two children learn to survive in a derelict building;
- a rock singer deals with her addictions in ‘Siren’;
- in ‘Selkie: A Scottish Idyll’, the traditional Celtic tale is given a modern twist;
- the title story follows an asylum-seeker leading a double life;
- the strange rituals of a group of bird watchers are charted in ‘Boom Bird’;
- and in ‘Northern Light’ an Icelandic myth unravels in a contemporary setting.
Rosalie Parker is an author, publisher and film maker who runs independent Tartarus Press with her partner Ray Russell. Her anthology Strange Tales won the World Fantasy Award for best anthology in 2004 while the Horror Writers Association gave Parker and Russell the Excellence in Speciality Press Publishing award for 2009. Parker’s previous collection of short stories, The Old Knowledge was well received, and her short story ‘In the Garden’ was chosen for inclusion in the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21. Rosalie lives in the Yorkshire Dales and has a BA (Hons) degree in English and History from Oxford Brookes University and an MA in Historical Archaeology from Sheffield University.