Indies Introduce

Fiction

  • Leech, Hiron Ennes
    Tordotcom, 9781250811189, September 27, 2022 (Fiction)

    “I adored this. Leech is atmospheric and rife with troubled, sharply-realized characters. In particular, the narrator is one of the most fascinating voices I’ve ever come across. As deeply compelling as discomfiting — this debut is a must-read.”

    - Ellen McLaren, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA

    “Scary in a way that made it difficult to sleep at night. I loved every creepy, crawly, squishy, bloody moment of this book! This frozen gothic body horror will thrill even the most fear-fatigued reader.”

    Max Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books, Boone, NC

    Leech heralds the arrival of a new star in Weird Lit. Hiron Ennes apparently made it their mission to please fans of Frankenstein and Edgar Allen Poe as equally as those of Jeff VanderMeer and China Miéville. As the story unfolds with deliciously mounting suspense, readers will realize that the Gothic tropes (crumbling mansion, twisted family, shadowy creatures, bleakest winter) aren’t quite what they seem, and neither is our narrator. By the end, a simple horror story has mutated into something greater: a fugue on identity, oppression, empathy and breaking free. Sublime.”

    Jonathan Hawpe, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY

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