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Entropy in Bloom: Stories (Hardcover)

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    Available in hardcover for the first time, a collection of cult sensation Jeremy Robert Johnson's best and most bizarre short fiction, including a brand-new, never-before-published novella.

    For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously. In "Persistence Hunting," a lonely distance runner is seduced into a brutal life of crime with an ever-narrowing path for escape. In "When Susurrus Stirs," an unlucky pacifist must stop a horrifying parasite from turning his body into a sentient hive. Running through all of Johnson's work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply-felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today's most daring and thrilling writers.

    Featuring the best of his independently-published short fiction, as well as an exclusive, never-before-published novella "The Sleep of Judges"--where a father's fight against the denizens of a drug den becomes a mind-bending suburban nightmare--Entropy in Bloom is a perfect compendium for avid fans and an ideal entry point for adventurous readers seeking the humor, heartbreak, and terror of JRJ's strange new worlds.

    Table of Contents:
    An Introduction by Brian Evenson

    The League of Zeroes
    Persistence Hunting
    The Oarsman
    The Gravity of Benham Falls
    Dissociative Skills
    When Susurrus Stirs
    Trigger Variation
    Cathedral Mother
    Swimming in the House of the Sea
    Saturn's Game
    The Sharp Dressed Man at the End of the Line
    A Flood of Harriers
    States of Glass
    The Sleep of Judges

    About the Author

    Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by the Washington Post and authors like Chuck Palahniuk and David Wong, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781597808958
    ISBN-10: 1597808954
    Publisher: Night Shade Books
    Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
    Pages: 280
    Language: English