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'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

Friday, 15 January 2016

Angels of the Silences - Release Day and Launch Party!

Believe it or not, in the kerfuffle over Spectral Press, I'd actually forgotten that today's the day the new edition of Angels Of The Silences gets released by Omnium Gatherum!

Emily and Biff are seventeen and best friends. They have been dead for nine months.

“One of Bestwick's finest stories... What drives the narrative though is the personality of the two leads, different enough to be interesting, but at the same time with enough in common to be representative of their age group. They have the usual concerns of seventeen year old girls – interest in boys and sex, alcohol and partying, being out with their mates and the fear of what the future may bring – with some eminently believable and engaging dialogue to bring it all to life on the page. — Peter Tennant, Black Static.

In this powerful and beautifully written novella, Simon Bestwick unerringly assumes the voice of seventeen-year-old Ems, a narrator whose voice ranges from fragile to furious. By turns stark and elegiac, Angels of the Silences is part devastating tale of an all-too-human evil and the secret lives of teenage girls, but it’s also a story of transcendence, the unassailable bonds of friendship, and the light that can sometimes survive even the darkest places.Lynda Rucker, author of The Moon Will Look Strange.

The ebook's been available for pre-order from Amazon at 99p/$1.44, and will continue to be for today, to anyone who wishes to take advantage of this offer.

On top of all that, there's an online launch party on Facebook! Anyone can come. I expect I'll be there. God knows I need a drink after today's drama... :)

Anyway, it's lovely to see this little book coming out again: I'm very fond of it, and of Emily and Biff. Who knows - maybe one day I'll write about them again.

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