Moriah: A Novel

ChiZine Publications
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A man investigates rumors of the supernatural in post-Civil War Vermont in a “stunningly twisted tale mired in history from a master of the macabre” (Booklist).
 
Nine years have passed since the end of the American Civil War, and Silas Flood, helpless to escape its shadow, is a broken man in a broken country. In the summer of 1874, he is dispatched to the mountain village of Moriah, Vermont, to investigate sensational claims of supernatural happenings at a wayside inn. There, the brothers Thaddeus and Ambrose Lynch are said to converse with spirits and summon the dead.
 
In Moriah, Flood encounters others like himself: a grieving couple, a childless widow. By day he questions the Lynch brothers, who prove less than forthcoming. They too are haunted by buried secrets and old ghosts. In the evenings he attends séances where the resurrected dead dance, sing, and give comfort to the living. As Flood investigates the true nature of these phenomena, he is forced to come to terms with his own past—and with the hold it has upon him.
 
“Mills deftly jumps between narratives as the story unfolds, his prose saturating every page with dread as he teases out his characters’ secrets and lies. [An] intense novel.” —Publishers Weekly
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About the author

Daniel Mills is the author of Revenants: A Dream of New England (Chomu Press, 2011) and The Lord Came at Twilight (Dark Renaissance books, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. He lives in Vermont.
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Publisher
ChiZine Publications
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Published on
May 9, 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781771484145
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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