From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.
Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .
Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .
Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .
John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .
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“Range[s] from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub and Stephen King.”
San Francisco Chronicle on 20th Century Ghosts
“Solid, inventive, scary…Reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror.”
— New York Times on 20th Century Ghosts
“Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you’ve read them.”
— Parade on 20th Century Ghosts
“Subtle and disturbing in equal measure.”
— Coventry Telegraph on 20th Century Ghosts
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About Joe Hill
Joe Hill, author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Fireman. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections.
About David Ledoux
David Ledoux has narrated a wide range of audio books, for which he was won and been nominated for several Audie and Earphones awards. He was named a 2010 Best Voice by AudioFile magazine for his narration of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, and he also narrated Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Douglas Copeland’s Nostradamus, among many others.