Leave Your Sleep [hc] R. B. Russell
TITLE Leave Your Sleep
A COLLECTION by R. B. Russell
PUBLICATION DATE October 2012
COVER ART R.B. Russell
PRINT RUN unsigned
If only we would take the time to look a little closer, delve a little deeeper, when ordinary life goes awry, we might find the world more strange and unexpected than we ever could have imagined...
Following on from Literary Remains, R.B. Russell’s previous collection for PS Publishing, the twelve stories of Leave Your Sleep concern sex and death, love and loss. Russell allows his characters to disappear, slip into alternate realities, or re-write their own histories. They find they are able to do the most extraordinary things, even though they may not immediately realise it. And who is in control of their actions, or those around them?
In ‘An Unconventional Exorcism’, why is a young woman who claims to talk to the dead so shocked when her aunt comes back to haunt her? In ‘The Red Rose and the Cross of Gold’, when an engineer in a crumbling city stumbles upon a messy murder, who cleans up afterwards? And in ‘Mathilde’, what do lovers do when everyone is against their relationship? These and other questions are explored in Russell’s beautifully evocative prose.
An Unconventional Exorcism
The Red Rose and the Cross of Gold
Leave Your Sleep
The Restaurant San Martín
A Woman of the Party
A False Impression
Gala Gladkov’s Exquisite Process
The Beautiful Room
R. B. Russell is an English author, born in Sussex, who has a fondness for old books and vinyl records. He has had published the short story collections Putting the Pieces in Place and Literary Remains, along with the novella Bloody Baudelaire. An omnibus collection of his work was recently published as Ghosts, along with a CD of his music under the same title.
Russell is co-proprietor of the independent publishing house Tartarus Press, and now lives in the Yorkshire Dales with his partner, the writer and publisher Rosalie Parker, their son, and two cats.
PS Publishing Ltd is a UK based company. An award winning small press specialising in the very best science fiction, horror, fantasy, crime, and speculative fiction from established names and up and coming authors.