Oct 01, 2020
Ragman & Other Family Curses
Posted by Rebecca Lloyd Marc Beattie

I ve always thought we have no need of vampires and werewolves we need merely to examine some of the relationships we know about Rebecca LloydRagman Other Family Curses presents four previously unpublished novelettes by World Fantasy Award nominated Rebecca Lloyd, linked by the themes of family, secrecy and domination Often unsettling, sometimes darkly humoro I ve always thought we have no need of vampires and werewolves we need merely to examine some of the relationships we know about Rebecca LloydRagman Other Family Curses presents four previously unpublished novelettes by World Fantasy Award nominated Rebecca Lloyd, linked by the themes of family, secrecy and domination Often unsettling, sometimes darkly humorous, always utterly unexpected, here are tales of tyrannical parents, frightening heirlooms, spectral omens and macabre night vigils For Mercy and Other Stories, Tartarus Press, 2014.The full table of contents is as follows RagmanFetchTeuthidaFor Two SongsAfterwordFeatures four specially commissioned illustrations by Marc Beattie.The book is a lithographically printed, 192 page pocket sized sewn hardback 105mm x 165mm limited to 275 copies It is the first of the Egaeus Press Keynote Editions ISBN 978 0 993527807.

  • Title: Ragman & Other Family Curses
  • Author: Rebecca Lloyd Marc Beattie
  • ISBN: 9780993527807
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ragman Other Family Curses I ve always thought we have no need of vampires and werewolves we need merely to examine some of the relationships we know about Rebecca LloydRagman Other Family Curses presents four previously unpubl

    Karl

    RAGMAN OTHER FAMILY CURSES features four previously unpublished novelettes by Rebecca Lloyd All the stories are darkly accented some are gothic, some have humorous elements, all contain strange relationships.The first story in the collection is Ragman The story takes place in a kind of Junk Yard or Antique Shop for older unwanted furniture or other household items or nick nacks The items are sorted into groups and each group is kept in it s own shed The Yard is kept by the father of the family, [...]


    Tim

    Four beautifully written novellettes, subtle and creepy I read a lot of this kind of quiet horror and a lot of it leaves me either shrugging or scratching my head, but these four stories were wonderful The two stories bookending this collection really are excellent, the best shorts I ve read in ages Ragman, where something sinister lurked amongst the clutter at a junkyard and For Two Songs, a skillfully crafted supernatural tale or is it which could easily be up there with the best stories of th [...]


    Farah

    All four stories in this beautifully bound collection, which is a pleasure just to hold and read, are dark and secretive My favourite story by far was Fetch It had moments of twisted humour which made me laugh and cringe, and the descriptions of the characters were so detailed I felt that if I bumped into them in the street I d know them right away.


    Stephanie Wasek

    Absolute perfection Must try to put my reactions to words and write a proper review later, but Rebecca Lloyd is a writer not to be missed.



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