Book Mail – The Trees Grew Because I Bled There by Eric LaRocca

The snow is here, not much, but it’s here. Held out until November 12th, so I can’t complain too much.

Thanks to Titan Books for the gifted copy in exchange for my honest review

THE TREES GREW BECAUSE I BLED THERE – Eric LaRocca (Releasing March 7th, 2023)

You can see my thoughts on LaRocca’s other book, THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE SINCE WE LAST SPOKE, here

Here’s the synopsis:

A beautifully crafted, devastating short fiction collection from the Bram-Stoker finalist and author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Other Misfortunes.

Eight stories of literary dark fiction from a master storyteller. Exploring the shadow side of love, these are tales of grief, obsession, control. Intricate examinations of trauma and tragedy in raw, poetic prose. In these narratives, a woman imagines horrific scenarios whilst caring for her infant niece; on-line posts chronicle a cancer diagnosis; a couple in the park with their small child encounter a stranger with horrific consequences; a toxic relationship reaches a terrifying resolution…

Originally published under the title The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales, this is a much-praised collection of deeply unsettling, painfully dark tales.


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