Little Sister Death (Main)
By: William Gay (author)Paperback
"What comes to mind when reading this novel - chilling, beautiful, quietly shocking - is The Shining." (Arifa Akbar, Independent). "A beautifully written, deeply unsettling haunted house story that lingers with the power of a half-remembered nightmare." (John Connolly). With an introduction by Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Little Sister Death is the stunning 'lost' horror novel of the late William Gay. Inspired by the famous 19th Century Bell Witch haunting of Tennessee, it follows the unraveling life of David Binder, a writer who moves his young family to a haunted farmstead to try and find inspiration for his faltering work. Beautifully written and structured, Little Sister, Death is a loving and faithful addition to the field of classic horror writing, eschewing any notions of irony or post-modern tricks as it aims, instead, straight for your soul.
William Gay was born in Hohenwald, Tennessee. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. For many years he made his living as a carpenter, drywall-hanger and house painter before publishing, in 1998, his first novel, The Long Home, at the age of 57. He went on to publish the story collection I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down and two novels, Provinces of Night and Twilight, in his lifetime.
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