Knife Fight: And Other Struggles (Paperback)David Nickle (author)
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In this follow-up to his award-winning debut collection, Monstrous Affections, David Nickle stretches the boundaries of horror into a sphere of "uncertainty, of helplessness, of traditions and change. . . . The stories are sui generis in presentation, veering from the discombobulating nightmare that is 'Basements' to the squid-laden eco-satire 'Wylde's Kingdom' to the sci-fi love of 'Love Means Forever.' When it comes to this book, only two things are certain; the stories never travel where you expect, and David Nickle is a monumental talent" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
"Don't make the mistake of overlooking the talent based on preconceptions of what horror might be-read one of these stories and see if you aren't hooked. . . . Believe the hype. David Nickle is very good." -The Globe and Mail
"Anyone even vaguely interested in horror or weird fiction owes it to themselves to give David Nickle a look, and Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a great place to start." -The Winnipeg Free Press
"Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a remarkable collection that drops some hi-fidelity weirdness on the scene. Nickle's prose has gorgeous lines of symmetry and a steel spine." -Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author
"Dynamic imagination, masterful writing of both the everyday and the nightmare, characters that breathe, and a dark sense of humor make [Knife Fight and Other Struggles] a keeper." -Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy Award-winning author
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm
"David Nickle is Canada's answer to Stephen King. His writing charms even as it slices like a blade between the ribs: sharp, subtle, and never less than devastating." -Helen Marshall, British Fantasy Award-winning author of Hair Side, Flesh Side
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