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  • SKU: SKU4170
  • Weight: 3.00 lbs.
  • Publisher: Centipede Press
  • Artist: David Ho
  • Print Run: 200
  • Release Date: 2017
Quantity: Out of stock


(Signed limited hardcover)

Jessica Amanda Salmonson



When aficionados of the horror novel discuss what books should have been issued in hardcover to major fanfare, one of the first novels that comes up is Anthony Shriek by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Long time readers know that Jessica Amanda Salmonson is a researcher second to none, without a bit of hyperbole, the term “editorial genius” may be applied for her anthologies and many single-author collections of authors of ghost fiction that she has spearheaded through to publication.

However, it is as an author that she truly excels, since the early 1970s her short stories, poems, prose-poems, and novels have thrilled and chilled readers throughout the genre of fantastic literature. Anthony Shriek may well be her masterpiece, a novel that encapsulates the 1990s in much the same way as Jane Gaskell’s The Shiny Narrow Grin was an anthem for 1960s England. Anthony Shriek is much more than a good horror novel. It’s said that a good novel should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think, a great novel will do all three. But Anthony Shriek is also a poignant tale of pain, loneliness and the madness that may come with isolation from one’s fellows. It’s said that we make our own monsters and our own hells and this is certainly true of the tormented artist in this book.