Shirley Jackson Awards 2014 shortlistJames Tiptree Award 2014, Honor List recipient. Saboteur Awards 2015 shortlistSomewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks.
For when the women are all gone the rest of your life is all there is for everyone.
The men are waiting to pass into the night. The story shall be told to preserve the past. History has gone back to its aural roots and the power of words is strong.
Meet Nate, the storyteller, and the new secrets he brings back from the darkness.
William rules the group with youth and strength, but how long can that last? And what about Uncle Ted, who spends so much time out in the woods?Hear the tales, watch a myth be formed.
For what can man hope to achieve in a world without women?
When the past is only grief how long should you hold on to it?
What secrets can the forest offer to change it all? Discover the Beauty. This is a bold and striking novella to shake up the New Weird and does contain strong imagery and events.
The beautiful and the terrible exist side by side. Encompassing post-apocalyptic setting, science fiction and horror, this is a story you will never forget.