Graywolf Press, 2019
I've recently read Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy, a collection of nine short stories and one extremely creepy novella-length tale at the end. I never believe blurbs, but this time things are different: Luis Alberto Urrea's short take on the book, direct from the front cover, notes that Suicide Woods
"deals in a shivery fear, a dreamlike unease, a sense of eldritch hallucinations creeping toward us."Never a truer word spoken.
From the first page onward, the stories speak to the idea that any attempts to alter or conquer nature, both human and otherwise, turn into the stuff of nightmares.
If you are so inclined, you can read about it here; although I didn't think the book was perfect, it did burrow into my head enough to where I'm still thinking about it days after reading it.
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