To Drown in Dark Water

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Undertow Publications
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.61 inches | 0.77 pounds

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"Toase's debut collection confidently announces his uniquely terrifying voice to the world ... Hand this volume out with confidence to fans of horror stories that crawl inside the reader and take residence such as those by Stephen Graham Jones, John Langan, and Samanta Schweblin."

- Becky Spratford, Booklist

"Steve Toase's outstanding first collection, To Drown in Dark Water, is an invigorating and chaotic blend of stories. They are almost universally short, vicious, and elegant, varied in their style and angle of attack. One has the feeling of being dipped into a vat of piranhas while high on painkillers: you know this probably is going to end in screams, but what an amazing experience until then."

- Nathan Ballingrud, Author of Wounds and North American Lake Monsters

"There are masters of folk horror and masters of weird horror; there are masters of cosmic horror and masters of psychological horror. But on the Venn diagram where all those intersect, there is only Steve Toase. "To Drown in Dark Water" is a masterpiece debut collection from an author of astounding promise. Everyone is going to be talking about this book."

- Sarah Read, Bram Stoker and This is Horror Award-winning author of The Bone Weaver's Orchard and Out of Water.

"To Drown in Dark Water carries the reader on strange tides to worlds both weird and familiar; to worship ancient folk-gods and terrifying new deities. The stories contained herein are compassionate, elegant, and sharp as a knife. Steve Toase is an immensely skilled storyteller weaving vital new mythologies for a world on the cusp of great and terrifying change."

- Laura Mauro, British Fantasy Award-winning author of Sing Your Sadness Deep