Parallel Hells – Leon Craig
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 13eg Hydref 2022
Dylanwadwyd y casgliad o straeon byr yma gan lên gwerin ac arswyd gothig, wrth i Leon Craig tynnu ar rain i archwilio hunaniaeth cwiar, cariad, pŵer a’r natur gymhleth o fod yn ddynol.
Release Date: 13th October 2022
In this deliciously strange debut collection, Leon Craig draws on folklore and gothic horror in refreshingly inventive ways to explore queer identity, love, power and the complicated nature of being human.
Some say that hell is other people and some say hell is loneliness . . .
In the thirteen darkly audacious stories of Parallel Hells we meet a golem, made of clay, learning that its powers far exceed its Creator’s expectations; a ruined mansion which grants the secret wishes of a group of revellers and a notorious murderer who discovers her Viking husband is not what he seems.
Asta is an ancient being who feasts on the shame of contemporary Londoners, who now, beyond anything, wishes only to fit in with a group of friends they will long outlive. An Oxford historian, in bitter competition with the rest of her faculty members, discovers an ancient tome whose sinister contents might solve her problems. Livia orchestrates a Satanic mass to distract herself from a recently remembered trauma and two lovers must resolve their differences in order to defy a lethal curse.