We Ate the Dark

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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Mallory Pearson is the author of We Ate the Dark. She is a writer and artist portraying themes of folklore, queer identity, loss, and the interaction of these elements with the southern United States. She studied painting and bookbinding, and now spends her time translating visual art into prose. She is an avid fan of horror movies and elaborate stews cooked in big witchy pots, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Capsule Stories, and Haverthorn Press. Mallory was raised in Virginia and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dearest friends. For more information, visit http: //mallorypearson.com.

"With stunning prose, Pearson draws readers into the lives of her characters and weaves a horror-esque fantasy tale." --Library Journal

"The two story lines wind and twist and eventually connect in this leisurely paced, lyrically written paean to the power of friendship and chosen family." --Booklist

"We Ate the Dark is a gripping tale of friendship and grief and the real and imagined ghosts from the past that come to haunt us. Deliciously queer and wildly Southern, this book had me turning pages fast, lost in its poetic language, immersed in the lush landscape, holding my breath in anticipation. Mallory Pearson has written a stunning debut filled with sentences that continued to surprise me with their beauty and generosity until the very last page." --Genevieve Hudson, author of Boys of Alabama and Pretend We Live Here

"Written with gorgeous, hypnotic prose, We Ate the Dark is a piece of uncategorizable beauty and a masterclass in suspense: a ghost story inside a mystery inside a story of queer love, friendship, and family. Pearson has added to the queer horror canon with a deeply felt, deeply human masterpiece about grief, magic, connection, and all the things that keep us coming back to one another. Spooky, tender, and heartbreaking, it'll have you turning the pages like an incantation." --Marisa Crane, author of I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself