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A village on the Devil’s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village’s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King’s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A very elegant nightmare, so appalling and so beautiful.”

    Audrey Niffenegger, New York Times bestselling author

  • “As in Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery,’ the vague setting heightens the narrative tension…Too subtle to be lurid yet too spooky for comfort, this book should appeal to readers of psychological fiction and literary tales of the supernatural.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A wicked novel…Stunning…[There is a] quiet, unnerving effect [to] Kiesbye’s Brothers Grimm–like prose…An episodic, poetic, nightmarish offspring of Grace Metalious’s Peyton Place and Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.”


  • “Full of dark folk magic and frightful, lurid wonder. It casts a spell, winking all the way through every grim detail and shadowy secret.”

    Paul Elwork, author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

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About the Author

Stefan Kiesbye has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Born on the German coast of the Baltic Sea, he moved to Berlin in the early 1980s. He studied drama and worked in radio before starting a degree in American studies, English, and comparative literature at Berlin’s Freie Universität. A scholarship brought him to Buffalo, New York, in 1996. Kiesbye now lives in Portales, New Mexico, where he teaches creative writing at Eastern New Mexico University. He is also the arts editor of Absinthe: New European Writing. His stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and his first book, Next Door Lived a Girl, won the Low Fidelity Press Novella Award.