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Mapping the Interior (Paperback)

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A young boy sees his dead father every night in his home, dressed head to toe in fancydance regalia. Why is he appearing now, and only at night, and only to the boy? There's conflict here-both inward in terms of identity, loss, and cultural ties, and outward with the disturbingly mystical events trailing behind the ghost's appearance. Reading before bedtime is thrilling, but not necessarily endorsed by this reader, due to creepiness.

— Louise

As always, Stephen Graham Jones delivers an emotionally haunting tale with a lot of heart. I had goosebumps the whole time while reading this newest novella by Jones, but I love how it's so much more than just a creepy ghost story. A sleepwalking teenage boy thinks he sees his dead father, and he uncovers more than he bargains for as he tries to understand his family history and how it fits with his Blackfeet heritage. I'm a huge fan of Jones' writing, and his short fiction is especially satisfying to devour! 

— Kelly

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"Brilliant." --The New York Times

Mapping the Interior is a horrifying, inward-looking novella from Stephen Graham Jones that Paul Tremblay calls "emotionally raw, disturbing, creepy, and brilliant."

Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings readers a spine-tingling Native American horror novella.

Walking through his own house at night, a fifteen-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you'd rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them . . . at terrible cost.

About the Author


STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES was raised as pretty much the only Blackfeet in West Texas--except for his dad and grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, a couple kids, and too many old trucks. Between West Texas and now, he's had more than fifteen novels and several story collections published, including, from William Morrow, the werewolf novel Mongrels. Stephen teaches in the MFA programs at CU Boulder and UCR-PD.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780765395108
ISBN-10: 076539510X
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 112
Language: English

 

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