The Beast You Are: Stories

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William Morrow & Company
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Beast You Are, The Pallbearers Club, Survivor Song, Growing Things and Other Stories, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His novel The Cabin at the End of the World was adapted into the Universal Pictures film Knock at the Cabin. He lives outside Boston with his family.


"More than a dozen horror stories - weird, self-referential, expertly told. [The] quirkily magisterial title entry delivers a grim vision of hubris and collective apathy . . . It is all, frankly, riveting. . . . What seems to matter, in all these stories, aren't the specifics of a grisly end but the emotions they conjure, the way they tinge our own reality after we turn the page." -- New York Times

"A brilliant, creepy and wildly entertaining collection. By turns surreal, playful, and frightening, with a wondrously nightmarish Orwellian fable to boot, Paul Tremblay is a master storyteller who vividly conjures the monstrous in all its shivery forms." -- Mona Awad, author of Bunny and Rouge

"Inventive, entertaining, and guaranteed to trouble your sleep. I savored this collection - and I'm still thinking about the show-stopping tour-de-force novella in verse, 'The Beast You Are.' I've never read anything like it, but now I want more, more, more."
-- Kelly Link, bestselling author of White Cat, Black Dog: Stories

"A wonderful collection of short fiction. These 15 gems, polished to perfection, range from straight-up horror to speculative fiction to psychological terror . . . . This one's a must-have." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Invigorating . . . Whether he's writing a subtly disarming tale in the manner of Shirley Jackson or a grisly monster story, Tremblay draws well-developed characters whose recognizable humanity makes it easy for readers to accept the weird events happening around them." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Uncertainty is Tremblay's stock-in-trade. Over the last decade, he has grown from hot new thing to horror icon without compromising on his uniquely inexplicable nightmares." -- Esquire

"Tremblay's greatest gift as a writer may be to both unnerve his reader and break their heart at the same time." -- Litreactor

"Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel . . . The Pallbearers Club is a welcome casket of chills to shoulder." -- Washington Post

"Yet another not-to-miss release by the popular and critically acclaimed Tremblay, showcasing a discomfort that is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson but still new and thought-provoking." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"A jaunty, character-driven exploration of a complicated friendship, [The Pallbearers Club] is more emotional than [Tremblay's] previous novels, and more innovative. . . . [T]his delightfully morbid and surprisingly emotional horror novel demonstrates Tremblay's literary range." -- New York Times

"[A] deliciously confusing thriller." -- Weekend Edition (NPR) on The Pallbearers Club

"Melancholy and funny as well as dark and complex, this novel will be the dark hit of the summer. Unique in terms of style and format, The Pallbearers Club occupies a peculiar place between a thriller, a horror novel, and a narrative that will make you question everything." -- Boston Globe