Tribulations by Richard ThomasTribulations by Richard Thomas


byRichard ThomasIntroduction byStephen Graham Jones

Paperback | April 9, 2016

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In the third short story collection by Richard Thomas, Tribulations, the stories cover a wide range of dark fiction—from fantasy, science fiction and horror, to magical realism, neo-noir, and transgressive fiction. The common thread that weaves these tragic tales together is suffering and sorrow, and the ways we emerge from such heartbreak stronger, more appreciative of what we have left—a spark of hope enough to guide us though the valley of death. Fireflies and wolves, ghosts and golems, tentacled beasts and demonic spirits—these psychological thrillers will hypnotize you as they slide the blade between your ribs, up close and personal, whispering in your ear as you gasp and pull them closer. Tribulations includes 25 short stories—including two that were long-listed for Best Horror of the Year. There are also five original full-page illustrations by Luke Spooner.

Richard Thomas is the author of six books-Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); two short story collections, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press); and one novella of The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits ...
Title:TribulationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.49 inPublished:April 9, 2016Publisher:Crystal Lake PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944787771

ISBN - 13:9781944787776


Table of Contents

Introduction: Stephen Graham JonesFireflies (art)ChrysalisLove LettersVision QuestSurrenderThe Wastelands (art)MistyThe HandymanBringing in the SheavesDiviningThe CullingFlowers for Jessica (art)Wicker Park PauseOn a Bent Nail HeadDance, DarlingThe Fix-It ManGandaberunda (art)Shackled to the ShadowsPlaying with FireLittle Red WagonAsking for ForgivenessBalance SheetWhite Picket Fences (art)Chasing GhostsThe Offering on the Hill

Editorial Reviews

"Richard Thomas is on the cutting edge of neo-noir fiction and I dare anyone to say different. Tribulations is his best yet: elegantly twisted, superbly creepy, and dripping darkness. This is required reading for anyone into the shadow side of literature." - Brent R. Oliver, Dread Central