Scratch by Steve HimmerScratch by Steve Himmer


bySteve Himmer

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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After an aimless life, Martin Blaskett is ready to settle down, unaware of the tension rising in his new town from unknowable forces. When he draws the attention of a shape-shifter from local legend, his world is shaken, and he is led across the hazy border of the feral wilderness with a tempestuous history.Steve Himmeris author of the novelsThe Bee-Loud GladeandFram. His stories have appeared inHobart,Hawk & Handsaw, theCollagist, theLos Angeles Review, and elsewhere. He edits the web journalNecessary Fictionand teaches at Emerson College in Boston.
Steve Himmer is author of the novelsThe Bee-Loud Glade andFram. His stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Hobart,Hawk & Handsaw, The Collagist, andLos Angeles Review, and in anthologies such asOn The Clock: Contemporary Short Stories of Work andRe:Telling. He edits the web journal Necessary Fiction and te...
Title:ScratchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.54 × 9.05 × 0.53 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Curbside Splendor PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940430844

ISBN - 13:9781940430843


Editorial Reviews

The writing is magnificently inventive throughout... a terrific voice and premise."-Kirkus Reviews"Scratch finds Steve Himmer doing what he does best-putting a magnifier to the fine line between human and beast, between what is tame and what is red in tooth and claw. Then he sets fire to any old platitudes about nature and man, creating a new mythology out of the ashes and shadows."-Amber Sparks, author ofThe Unfinished World'Scratch is not only a ripping tale-of dreams and darkness, humans and houses, and the creatures those houses are meant to keep out-but a contemplation of the beautiful dark mysteries of nature. Like a strange old story you overheard when you thought you were alone in the woods, Scratch is beguiling, haunting, and wild.'-Kate Racculia, author ofBellweather Rhapsody"Steve Himmer's particular genius involves giving the minds of his characters room to roam. His take on literary horror might usefully be compared to that of Benjamin Percy or William Gay, but its roots reach back much further, through Shirley Jackson to Hawthorne and Poe. This book, this gift to us, is an absolutely essential reminder that every story starts at the edge of the forest."-Roy Kesey, author ofAny Deadly Thing "