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The crossroads at midnight, Abby Howard

Label
The crossroads at midnight, Abby Howard
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The crossroads at midnight
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1144096215
Responsibility statement
Abby Howard
Summary
In this collection of literary slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace and connection in the world of monsters and darkness. An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected -- and unsettling -- visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. An isolated backwoods family stumbles into good fortune for a time with a monstrous discovery in the lake behind their house, but that time is running short. And a misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? All these lonely souls -- and more -- have reached out into the darkness, not knowing what they might find. Around the dark edges of reality lurk unknown beings with unknowable intentions -- ordinary objects can become cursed possessions, entities who seem like friends can become monstrous, and those who seem monstrous can become the truest companions. In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight
Table Of Contents
The girl in the fields -- Mattress, used -- The boy from the sea -- Our lake monster -- Kindred spirits
Target audience
adolescent
Classification
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