By Kim Newman
A dysfunctional British search a brand new lifestyles clear of the large urban within the sleepy Somerset geographical region. in the beginning their new domestic, The hole, turns out to embody them, making a infrequent peace and concord in the family members. but if the home activates them, it kind of feels to understand simply the best way to harm them the most—threatening to damage them from the interior out.
A stand-alone novel from acclaimed writer Kim Newman.
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Probably it don’t. ” “But angels . ” “And sick queens,” Jack said, meaning it as a joke—man, this is some dumb place you make up, broom jockey. But the instant he spoke the words, he felt sick himself. He had remembered the black eye of a gull fixing him with his own mortality as it yanked a clam from its shell: and he could hear hustlin, bustlin Uncle Morgan asking if Jack could put Queen Lily on the line. Queen of the Bs. Queen Lily Cavanaugh. “Yeah,” Speedy said softly. “Troubles everywhere, son.
I said I was getting over mono. You remember that time Richard had it? ” Jack smiled a little. ” Lily relaxed a little. ” “Mom, he’s just a—” “I don’t care who he is. ” Jack thought of the black man, his hair gray steel wool, his dark face deeply lined, his odd, light-colored eyes. He had been pushing a broom in the big arcade on the pier—the arcade was the only part of Arcadia Funworld that stayed open the year around, but it had been deserted then except for Jack and the black man and two old men far in the back.
The white house,” the man said, nodding. “You’re Lily Cavanaugh’s kid. ” Jack asked him. ” He took an uneasy step away from the man in the safari suit. Apart from the two of them, the street was empty. Lester Speedy Parker had been the man running toward him. Speedy had saved his life back then, Jack realized, and ran all the harder toward the hotel. ” his mother asked him, spilling a cloud of smoke out of her mouth. She wore a scarf over her hair like a turban, and with her hair hidden that way, her face looked bony and vulnerable to Jack.
An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman