Night of the Mannequins

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Description

Award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones returns with Night of the Mannequins, a contemporary horror story where a teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?

Praise for Night of the Mannequins

"Reading Stephen Graham Jones is like sitting in the corner of a bar with an old friend, and everyone quiets down the moment they start telling a story. Night of the Mannequins is dark and twisted, funny, a little crazy, and unsettling as hell. The opening setup gets way under your skin, and then Jones takes the story somewhere much darker than you imagined. If there's an heir apparent to the kind of no-rules, wild imagination, down home storytelling perfected by Joe R. Lansdale, it's this guy right here. Read him."--Christopher Golden

Sly, surprising psychic sleight-of-hand, in a tale of teenage madness where the next plastic face might be your own.--John Skipp

Wicked and wry, this is a terrific story by one of my favorite writers, Stephen Graham Jones. Tip-top with a twist of dead. The narrator's first person delivery is the most notable aspect of this surprising and creepy tale that nods to popular stalker-killer films of the past, but is so much better than the bulk of those films, and what an ending. You definitely need this.--Joe R. Lansdale

Stephen Graham Jones' has one of the most gripping, stream-of-consciousness voices in horror fiction. Night of the Mannequins is propulsive and poignant, capturing the mundane terror of adolescence, and adding that ever-so-essential dab of killer mannequin. You won't put it down. --Sarah Langan

That, my friends, is talent. --Blu Gilliand, Cemetery Dance

Product Details

Price
$13.99  $12.87
Publisher
Tordotcom
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250752079

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About the Author

STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES was raised as pretty much the only Blackfeet in West Texas--except for his dad and grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, a couple kids, and too many old trucks. Between West Texas and now, he's published more than twenty books, including the novels The Fast Red Road, Ledfeather, and Mongrels, and the short story collections After the People Lights Have Gone Off, States of Grace, and The Ones that Got Away. Stephen teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California Riverside-Palm Desert.

Reviews

"Night of the Mannequins is dark and twisted, funny, a little crazy, and unsettling as hell." --Christopher Golden

Sly, surprising psychic sleight-of-hand, in a tale of teenage madness where the next plastic face might be your own. --John Skipp

Wicked and wry, this is a terrific story by one of my favorite writers, Stephen Graham Jones. Tip-top with a twist of dread.--Joe R. Lansdale

Propulsive and poignant, capturing the mundane terror of adolescence, and adding that ever-so-essential dab of killer mannequin. --Sarah Langan

Jones tiptoes the border between supernatural and psychological horror in this weird and wild novella... Balancing horror and humor, this novella puts a clever modern twist on a classic monster story. --Publishers Weekly