The Bone Mother by David DemchukThe Bone Mother by David Demchuk

The Bone Mother

byDavid Demchuk

Paperback | July 14, 2017

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LONG—LISTED FOR THE 2017 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE!Good Children Do Taste BetterThree neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for thelast of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe.Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicatetheir kind?and with the ruthless Night Policedescending upon their sanctuary?they tell theirstories and confront their destinies.The Rusalka, the beautiful vengeful water spiritwho lives in lakes and ponds and lures men andchildren to their deaths;The Strigoi, a revenant who feasts on blood andtwists the minds of those who love, serve andshelter him;And the Bone Mother, a skeletal crone with ironteeth who lurks in her house in the heart of thewoods, and cooks and eats those who fail hervexing challenges.Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, theseincisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirensand seers?and the mortals who live at their sideand in their thrall?will chill your marrow andtear at your heart.
DAVID DEMCHUK was born and raised in Winnipeg and now lives in Toronto. He has been writing for theatre, film, television, radio and other media for more than thirty years. His publications include the short-fiction cycle Seven Dreams and the Lewis Carroll adaptation Alice in Cyberspace, and appearances in the anthologies Making...
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Title:The Bone MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 14, 2017Publisher:ChiZine PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771484217

ISBN - 13:9781771484213

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok a very good read.interesting storyline
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chilling, Harrowing, Marvellously Creepy! An excellent read, and beautifully crafted. The creepy quotient will delight lovers of the genre.The matter-of-fact, workaday language used to describe harrowing details only serves to ratchet up the horror. Do not read this book alone at night! Some of Mr. Demchuk's nightmarish characters will follow you around long after you have put the book down.
Date published: 2017-09-10