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Exotic Gothic V - Volume I [hardcover] edited Danel Olson

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AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Danel Olson
PUBLICATION DATE June 2013
EDITION  Jacketed Hardcover

COVER ART  Marcela Bolivar
ISBN  978-1-848636-18-7

This year the Series has gone farther distances than ever before to find authors who evolve the Gothic genre. Authors born in eleven countries contribute new fiction (or fiction never published in English) to the fifth in the Exotic Gothic serie—twenty–six stories in all, split into two volumes.

A commitment was also made early to encourage gender balance in the anthology. After reading with shock how women writers are severely underrepresented in many genre anthologies the Editor asked, “Why are we cheating ourselves and our readers in this way? And how do we face our daughters if we perpetuate that unfairness?” Thirteen of the stories are written by women, and thirteen by men.

It is with great satisfaction that PS Publishing now presents what may be the most involving and affecting storytelling yet to appear in the entire Gothic Quintet . . .

CONTENTS
  • Danel Olson - Preface:
  • Deborah Biancotti - All the Lost Ones
  • Georges-Olivier Ch√Ęteaureynaud - The Open Mirror
  • Simon Clark - L’Amour est Mort
  • Theodora Goss - Elena’s Egg
  • Anna Taborska - The Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Nick Antosca - Burial Grounds
  • Nancy A. Collins - Moonrise on Hermit Beach
  • D. E. Cowen & Danel Olson - Goth Thing
  • Camille DeAngelis - The Coroner’s Bride
  • Sheri Holman - The Starvation Experiment
  • Joyce Carol Oates - A Game of Draughts
  • Stephen Susco - Foodface
  • Gemini Wahhaj - The Girl Next Door