The Gothic Shift
Brian David Bruns
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A beguiling collection of the macabre and the supernatural from national bestseller, B.D. Bruns.
The Ghost of Naked Molly takes us back to old New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase, where the ghost of a gorgeous octoroon slave mistress complicates the political schemes of a local grandee by parading around his house in the nude.
Blue Caribou visits the crew of a ship stuck in the Arctic ice in 1859 as they slowly go mad from hunger. The ultimate solution - prompted by a stitched, velveteen toy wolf - gives a completely new take on survival of the fittest.
The Swamp Hive - a fine study of Civil War squalor and carnage - spotlights the Union attack on the Confederate stronghold Fort Henry, where a timid rebel cook discovers something even grislier than the usual horrors of war.
Wax and Wayne is a contemporary fable about a man who comes into a restaurant every day to gulp down vast quantities at the shrimp buffet, while his forlorn waitress seems to gain weight on his behalf. Bruns achieves a delightful balance of whimsy and the grotesque, with a glimmer of moonstruck romance.