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About the Author
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
"Tinfoil Butterfly crackles like a live wire. It's a raw thriller with a dark heart yet contains a beautiful spark of profound humanity."
--Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley
"A brutal, incredibly bizarre exploration of insanity, guilt, love, and the darkness inside all of us . . . This novel is a hybrid monster that's part Lovecraftian nightmare and part literary exploration of evil, all set in a town reminiscent of the Silent Hill video games . . . The blood and violence are strong here, but the poetry is just as powerful."
--Gabino Iglesias, NPR
"Unrelenting and artfully crafted, this haunting debut and its tortured protagonist easily cement Moulton as a must-read writer in the horror genre. . . The narrative, both disturbing and irresistible, is propelled by these two well-imagined characters and their need for each other. This is a gripping tale of terribly human horrors."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Reading Tinfoil Butterfly is like watching a slick, modern horror movie, in which you start to realize the real terror comes from being a woman in this world and all the negotiations that involves. Clever, timely, disturbing, and thought-provoking."
--Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
"Rachel Eve Moulton's deliciously terrifying and eerily poetic debut novel about a wounded young woman and the mysterious child she meets on a nightmare stop in the desolate Black Hills is irresistible. Fair warning: The snow comes with blood, the crows can't be trusted, and Tinfoil Butterfly flutters with a dark heartbeat you won't soon forget."
--Julia Heaberlin, author of Black-Eyed Susans and Paper Ghosts
"I have read no book like this. Tinfoil Butterfly took my breath on the first page and never gave it back. A dark adventure story that leads to an epic reckoning, all told in the most taut and vivid prose."
--Jac Jemc, author of False Bingo and The Grip of It
"Vivid and cinematic in its storytelling, Tinfoil Butterfly's breathless and scary stumbling, tumbling journey into horrors had my heart in my mouth the whole way through. And yet the beautifully drawn friendship that evolves between Emma and Earl ensures that this story brims with hope and humanity. An unforgettable read."
--Shirley Barrett, author of The Bus on Thursday