Eric J. Guignard




That Which Grows Wild

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That Which Grows Wild collects sixteen dark and masterful short fiction stories by award-winning author Eric J. Guignard. Equal parts of whimsy and weird, horror and heartbreak, this debut collection traverses the darker side of the fantastic through vibrant and harrowing tales that encounter monsters and regrets, hope and atonement, and the oddly changing reflection that turns back at you in the mirror.

Discover why, after only several years, Eric J. Guignard has developed an ardent following and earned praise by masters of the craft such as Ramsey Campbell (“Guignard gives voice to paranoid vision that’s all too believable.”) and Rick Hautala (“No other young horror author is better, I think, than Eric J. Guignard.”) by stories such as these:

•   In “A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love,” a teen learns about himself while contemplating the theory of Natural Selection as the world around slowly dies from rising temperature and increasing cases of spontaneous combustion.

•   In “Dreams of a Little Suicide,” a down-on-his-luck dwarven man unexpectedly finds his dreams and love in Hollywood as a munchkin for filming of The Wizard of Oz, but soon those dreams begin to darken.

•   In “The Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co.,” an aged undertaker tells the true story behind Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, and of the grime that accumulates beneath our floors.

•   In “A Journey of Great Waves,” a Japanese girl encounters, years later, the ocean-borne debris of her tsunami-ravaged homeland, and the ghosts that come with it.

•   In “The House of the Rising Sun, Forever,” a tragic voice gives dire warning against the cycle of opium addiction from which, even after death, there is no escape.

•   In “Last Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos,” a gunfighter keeps a decimated town’s surviving children safe on a mountaintop from the incursion of ferocious creatures… until a flash flood strikes, and their one chance may be to sail away on it.

... and ten other unforgettable tales. Explore within, and discover a wild range upon which grows the dark, the strange, and the profound.

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Winner of the 2018 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection!


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  Product Details:                    
  That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction   Written by Eric J. Guignard  
  Hardback (with dust jacket) ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-07-4   Paperback published by Harper Day Books  
  Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-00-5   E-book Published by Cemetery Dance Publications  
  E-book ISBN-13: 978-1-58767-692-5   Edited by Norman Prentiss  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2018908106   Cover Art by Lynne Hansen  
  First edition published in July, 2018   Number of pages: 296 (about 82,000 words)  
  Made in the United States of America      
  Full Contents Include:              
  "A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love"   "Vancouver Fog"  
  "Last Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos"   "A Curse and a Kiss"  
  "Momma"   "Whispers of the Earth"  
  "Footprints Fading in the Desert"   "A Serving of Nomu Sashimi"  
  "The House of the Rising Sun, Forever"   "Certain Sights of an Afflicted Woman"  
  "The Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co."   "A Journey of Great Waves"  
  "Last Night . . ."   "A Quaint Ol’ Bigfoot Tale"  
  "Those Who Watch From On High"   "Dreams of a Little Suicide"  
  Reviews and Praise:              
  I feel privileged to have read That Which Grows Wild by Eric J. Guignard. The defining new voice of horror has arrived, and I stand in awe.” —Nancy Holder, NYT bestselling author, Wicked  
  Eric J. Guignard crafts storytelling into a timeless masterpiece: That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction is a brilliant collection of haunting stories that will captivate readers that relish dark fiction.” —Fanbase Press  
  A good story evolves, develops, grows into an adventurous journey that the reader can become absorbed in and think about long after the last page is turned. And that’s just what the book That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction by Bram Stoker Award-winner Eric J. Guignard does for the reader.” —Amazing Stories Magazine  
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