Skidding into oblivion / Brian Hodge
BOOK | ChiZine Publications | [2019] | First edition.
Available at North Courthouse (FIC HOD)

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First edition.
229, xvi pages ; 23 cm
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Roots and all -- This stagnant breath of change -- Scars in progress -- Just outside our windows, deep inside our walls -- Eternal, ever since Wednesday -- Let my smile be your umbrella -- We, the fortunate bereaved -- One possible shape of things to come -- Cures for a sickened world -- The same deep waters as you -- One last year without a summer.
"We each inhabit many worlds, often at the same time. From worlds on the inside, to the world on a cosmic scale. Worlds imposed on us, and worlds of our own making. In time, though, all worlds will end. Bear witness: After the death of their grandmother, two cousins return to their familys rural homestead to find a community rotting from the soul outward, and a secret nobody dreamed their matriarch had been keeping. The survivors of the 1929 raid on H.P. Lovecrafts town of Innsmouth hold the key to an anomalous new event in the ocean, if only someone could communicate with them. The ultimate snow day turns into the ultimate nightmare when it just doesnt stop. An extreme metal musician compels his harshest critic to live up to the hyperbole of his trolling. With the last of a generation of grotesquely selfish city fathers on his deathbed, the residents of the town they doomed exercise their right to self-determination one last time. As history repeats itself and the world shivers through a volcanic winter, a group gathers around the shore of a mountain lake to once again invoke the magic that created the worlds most famous monster. With Skidding Into Oblivion, his fifth collection, award-winning author Brian Hodge brings together his most concentrated assortment yet of years best picks and awards finalists, with one thing in common: Its the end of the world as we know it . . . and we dont feel fine at all."-- Provided by publisher.
9781771484787 (softcover)
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