A Guest in the House

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7.1 X 9.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.85 pounds
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About the Author
E.M. Carroll is the writer and artist of numerous award-winning comics, both online and in print. Their debut horror comics collection, Through the Woods, won both the Eisner Award and the British Fantasy Award in 2014. Recent work includes When I Arrived at the Castle from Koyama Press, a baroque horror story dealing with lust and addiction, a graphic novel adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Speak, and A Guest in the House. They are also known for the short comics they posts on their website. E.M. lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with two dogs and their wife, artist Kate Craig.

Listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2023

"What makes Carroll's work such a compelling read are the visuals, which are consistently surprising and expertly move from one stylistic tactic to the next, each creating its own particular mood. A Guest in the House' rests on atmosphere, delivering an uncanny, wild ride."--NPR

"Carroll brings her deliciously disquieting style to this gothic tale of a new marriage and the sinister secrets lurking beneath the veneer of cozy domesticity."--Booklist, starred review

"Emily Carroll is the master of comics horror, we can only thank whoever blessed/cursed her with the gift to creep under the skin and thrill with visceral image as only she can. Reading A Guest In The House is to feel small and sad and longing, but curious, sensual, forbidden - then terrified, trapped, racing to an end you can't look away from. I loved it, of course I did!!" -- Kate Beaton, creator of Ducks

"With the hypnotically brilliant A Guest in the House, phantasmagoria meets family psychodrama. I'm left agape and haunted, and wanting more." --Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and The Pallbearers Club

"Carroll brings her trademark sensual grotesquerie to this deep character study, braiding the gristly threads of a woman's everyday mundanity with a lush and sordidly brutal dreamscape. As melancholic and erotic collide, A Guest in the House evolves into a modern horror masterpiece." --Sloane Leong, cocreator of Graveneye

"It is a story about the past--a primordial horror...Much of Carroll's work so far, including what follows in A Guest in the House, suggests that she, too, might find stillness in viscera." --Porespect Magazine

"While the ending might invite more questions than answers, the wild turns taken and the dazzling visuals make this one scary good"--Publisher's Weekly