Hound of the Baskervilles: An Erotic Tale


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Lethe Press
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5.0 X 7.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.41 pounds

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About the Author

Adam McOmber is the author of My House Gathers Desires (BOA Editions, Fall 2017), The White Forest (Touchstone, 2012), and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA Editions, 2011), from which he had stories nominated for two 2012 Pushcart Prizes. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, and Fairy Tale Review. He was the longtime managing and associate editor for the literary magazine Hotel America at Columbia College Chicago before moving to Los Angeles where he now teaches at Loyola Marymount University. For more information about Adam McOmber, please visit adammcomber.com.


"A haunted dreamscape of gothic imagery and erotic encounters. The reader will be left stunned, aroused, and more likely than not, a newly entranced fan of McOmber's chimerical pen." - Tom Cardamone, Lambda Literary Award-winning author

"At once decadently gothic and refreshingly modern, Hound of the Baskervilles offers a moving reimagining of the Holmes/Watson relationship. Every page is alive with murky vitality; McOmber moves us from scene to candle-lit scene, where redemption - or annihilation - is only a lover's breath away. Shadows fawn and fornicate in the spaces between the lines of McOmber's exquisite prose. Monsters of delirious creativity take the plot in startling new directions, and we follow Watson through a macabre trail of murders to an ending as shocking as it is poetic - and where the boundaries between man and beast blur. The final chapters are a fever dream of priapic vision: presenting cosmic horror - and beauty - in Wildean excess." - Phoenix Alexander, the Jay Kay Klein and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction and Fantasy, UC Riverside

"McOmber's haunting variation on the Holmes-Watson mythos is a dark, unsettling rumination on queer desire. Unabashedly homoerotic, and steeped in folk horror." - Craig Laurance Gidney, author of A Spectral Hue and The Nectar of Nightmares

"A fascinating portrait...the unexpected twists are sure to keep readers hooked. Holmes fans...will enjoy this supernatural mystery." -

Publishers Weekly