Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Grey Dog - cover

Grey Dog

Elliott Gish

Publisher: ECW Press

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

“Gish’s prose is as sharp as a scalpel.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
		 
“Grey Dog is a bewitching tale of the horrors of spinsterhood in the early 1900s, with madness and magic threaded through every sentence.” — Heather O’Neill, author of When We Lost Our Heads and Lullabies for Little Criminals
		 
A subversive literary horror novel that disrupts the tropes of women’s historical fiction with delusions, wild beasts, and the uncontainable power of female rage
		 
The year is 1901, and Ada Byrd — spinster, schoolmarm, amateur naturalist — accepts a teaching post in isolated Lowry Bridge, grateful for the chance to re-establish herself where no one knows her secrets. She develops friendships with her neighbors, explores the woods with her students, and begins to see a future in this tiny farming community. Her past — riddled with grief and shame — has never seemed so far away.
		 
But then, Ada begins to witness strange and grisly phenomena: a swarm of dying crickets, a self-mutilating rabbit, a malformed faun. She soon believes that something old and beastly — which she calls Grey Dog — is behind these visceral offerings, which both beckon and repel her. As her confusion deepens, her grip on what is real, what is delusion, and what is traumatic memory loosens, and Ada takes on the wildness of the woods, behaving erratically and pushing her newfound friends away. In the end, she is left with one question: What is the real horror? The Grey Dog, the uncontainable power of female rage, or Ada herself?
Available since: 04/09/2024.
Print length: 400 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Suicide Town - cover

    Suicide Town

    Boris Bacic

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    You can visit the town, but you won't be leaving. 
    Dean is a bestselling writer who struggles with writer's block ever since the scandal. Between the accident and the public scandal, no publisher wants to work with him anymore - until his agent calls him one day to tell him he managed to sign a deal with a small publisher. Dean isn't thrilled, but his lack of excitement turns into frustration when he learns that his deadline to come up with an idea for a book is thirty days. 
    It is during his research of creepy internet legends that he stumbles upon the mysterious story of Suicide Town. This isolated little place is notorious for its high number of suicides, but that isn't the only thing it's famous for. The legend claims that any visitor who comes to Suicide Town ends up killing themselves soon after. 
    Inspired to write a book about Suicide Town, Dean decides to visit the town. At first glance, everything is normal except one minor thing - the townsfolk have strange rules they want Dean strictly to follow to the letter. The longer Dean spends in Suicide Town, the more he learns that the townsfolk are hiding something important from him; something dark that only they know. 
    By the time he learns why the rules are so important, it's far too late to leave without consequences. Writing the book falls into oblivion as Dean's main concern becomes how to survive his stay in Suicide Town. 
    Disclaimer: This book deals with themes of suicide.
    Show book
  • Mr Huffam - cover

    Mr Huffam

    Hugh Walpole

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s and remains popular to this day.'Mr. Huffam' is a heartwarming story about a delightful stranger who, on account of his personal bonhomie and his wonderful ability to tell stories, charms the household of Sir Roderick Winslow, from the haughty aristocratic relatives to the domestics. Before they know it, he has moved into the guest room. But who is the jovial stranger, and what does he want with them? When the stranger suggests holding a Christmas party and takes complete control of the invitation list, it is clear that the Winslows are in for a surprise.
    Show book
  • Mrs Morris and the Mermaid - cover

    Mrs Morris and the Mermaid

    Tracy Wilton

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    B&B owner Charlene Morris expects Salem's first annual mermaid parade will make quite a splash, until a high-profile murder threatens to sink the whole event . . . Charlene and her handsome spectral friend, Dr. Jack Strathmore, are thrilled that their Salem, Massachusetts, B&B is overflowing with mermaids in advance of the town's newest attraction—a mermaid parade! Retired Hollywood actress Trinity Powers has even agreed to appear on the lead float to commemorate her breakout role as the eponymous mermaid in the blockbuster cult classic, Sirena. The parade also features Trinity's rival, an up-and-coming ingénue, who stars in the film's recent (and somewhat controversial) reboot. Though their rabid fan clubs seem ready to tear each other—and the festivities—apart, the vying actresses are keeping it cool, for now . . . But when Charlene discovers a mermaid murdered, she realizes a killer is out to steal the show. With the help of Jack and Detective Sam Holden, Charlene plunges into the case, determined to stop a killer from striking again . . .
    Show book
  • Robert Bloch's Psycho: Sanitarium - cover

    Robert Bloch's Psycho: Sanitarium

    Chet Williamson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The original Psycho novel by Robert Bloch was published in 1959 and became an instant hit, leading to the smash movie only a year later, which brought Norman Bates' terrifying story into the public consciousness, where it still remains (proven by the success of the TV series Bates Motel). It took Bloch 23 years to write another Psycho novel, revealing that Norman had been in a mental institution the entire time. In that sequel, Norman quickly escapes the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in Hollywood.But what happened in that asylum during those two decades? Until now, no one has known.It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state.But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself.Soon murders begin to occur, and a shocking chain of events plunges us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of Psycho: Sanitarium.A Macmillan Audio production.
    Show book
  • The Montauk Monster [Dramatized Adaptation] - cover

    The Montauk Monster [Dramatized...

    Hunter Shea

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    It Kills. . .On a hot summer night in Montauk, the bodies of two local bar patrons are discovered in the dunes, torn to shreds, their identities unrecognizable. . .It Breeds. . .In another part of town, a woman's backyard is invaded by four terrifying creatures that defy any kind of description. What's clear is that they're hostile--and they're ravenous. . .It Spreads. . .With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a virus no one can cure. The CDC can't help them; FEMA can't save them. But each savage attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to the shocking source of these unholy creations. Hidden on nearby Plum Island, a U.S. research facility has been running top-secret experiments. What they created was never meant to see the light of day. Now, a vacation paradise is going straight to hell.
    Show book
  • Broken Promise: A Solomon Creed Novella - cover

    Broken Promise: A Solomon Creed...

    Simon Toyne

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    One secret could destroy a family.  
    One lie could save them. 
    The brilliant prequel to The Boy Who Saw, a gripping thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Simon Toyne, featuring the enigmatic Solomon Creed. 
    A stranger 
    Solomon Creed is an outsider with an unknown past, travelling through a remote part of Texas. He doesn’t look for trouble – but trouble finds him. 
    A family 
    At a roadside diner, he runs into a worn-down family whose ancestral land and home is about to be auctioned. But when Solomon suspects it’s worth a lot more than they think he decides to take things into his own hands. 
    A secret 
    As Solomon races to find hard evidence of the land’s true value, he uncovers a dark truth – hidden for generations – that changes everything. But how far is he willing to go to save a family from potential ruin? And how far will others go to stop him? 
    In Broken Promise, Simon Toyne, the bestselling author, masterfully combines suspense, action, and supernatural elements in a metaphysical adventure. This literary fiction is a testament to Toyne's visionary storytelling and his status as a Sunday Times bestselling author. 
    For fans of Mike Craven (The Botanist), Robert Galbraith (Lethal White), Kate Mosse (The Taxidermist's Daughter), Michael Connelly (The Dark Hours), and Ann Cleeves (The Raging Storm).
    Show book