Uncertainties: Volume 5

by Brian J. Showers


Uncertainties: Volume 5 | 9781783800384 | Brian J. Showers

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Published:27/05/2021 by The Swan River Press


“Ghost stories,” as Elizabeth Bown observed, ” are not easy to write- least easy now, for they involve more than they did.” But these twelve writers take up the challenge, each in their own way, with expert awareness of the genre’s limitless possibilities.

Uncertainties is an anthology series- featuring authors from Canada, America, the United Kingdom, and the island of Ireland- each exploring the concept of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, called “tales of the unexpected” by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Mamillius as “winter’s tales”. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less certain…

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