The Woods All Black

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5.6 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Lee Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. His debut novel, Summer Sons, which has been featured in NPR and the Chicago Review of Books, is a contemporary Southern gothic dealing with queer masculinity, fast cars, and ugly inheritances. Other work can be found in magazines such as, Uncanny, and Nightmare; he has also been a past nominee for awards, including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo. Aside from a stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Mandelo has spent his life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Louisville and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.

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"Mandelo doesn't pull any punches, including in his delivery of PEAK queer revenge. If you don't absolutely howl with schadenfreude at the ending, I don't know what to do with you." --Shelley Parker-Chan for SciFiNow

"Tense, haunting, and deeply human, this is the Appalachian horror of the year." --Gretchen Felker-Martin, author of Manhunt

"The Woods All Black is a hopeful, wrathful meditation on monstrous religiosity and queer survival. A bloody, howling catharsis of a book." --Tasha Suri, World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Jasmine Throne series

"Retribution has never been this sexy." --Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters and What Kind of Mother

Praise for Feed Them Silence

"Feed Them Silence is a toxic love story with the world we're killing. You'll want to put it down, but you won't." --Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of The Once and Future Witches

"Holy hell, what a visceral and heart-clenching book. Feed Them Silence is a searing portrait of what it means to give up distance for the sake of understanding." --Sarah Gailey, bestselling author of Magic for Liars

"Marvelously original and told with sensual perfection, Feed Them Silence is a beautiful, haunting testament to human need--and a lament for everything it destroys." --Andy Davidson, author of The Hollow Kind

"An unsettling exploration of intimacy...Feed Them Silence subtly illuminates the disintegration of boundaries: humans and animals, work and love, research and exploitation." --E.J. Beaton, author of The Councillor

"Mandelo delivers a powerful message about environmentalism and the limits of technology that doubles as a page-turning story about a collapsing marriage. Urgent, intimate, immediate, this is sure to wow." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This novella... will make readers consider their own beliefs regarding ethics, research, technology, and relationships." --Library Journal

Additional Praise for Lee Mandelo

"Hooks you hard and fast from the start, then drags you kicking and screaming and loving it on a twisted backroad nightmare full of bad boys and badder revenants. A damn fine mystery thriller, wrapped in aching gorgeous prose and gasping action." --Sam J. Miller on Summer Sons

"A gripping, gasoline-drenched story of ghosts, friendships, and things left unspoken." --Sarah Pinsker on Summer Sons

"Full of angst and lingering spirits, Mandelo's debut is like Tennessee molasses--dense, dark, slow-moving, and with a distinct Southern flavor." --Publishers Weekly on Summer Sons

"So visceral that you can feel the clammy sweat of fear and secrets, and it's full of the ugly rubbing edges of masculine frustration that's both the desire for violence, and desire itself." --Shelley Parker-Chan on Summer Sons