Gothic (November 2022)
A Novel by Philip Fracassi
Artwork by Glenn Chadbourne
On his 59th birthday, Tyson Parks—a famous, but struggling, horror writer—receives an ornate antiquarian desk in the hopes it will rekindle his creative juices. Perhaps inspire him to write another best-selling book and prove his best years aren’t behind him…
As Tyson begins to use the new desk, he finds himself writing copy at an unfathomable speed, becomes so focused on writing that he binges on all-night, all-day sessions that take a serious physical and psychological toll.
Soon, Tyson begins acting strange. Violent.
Meanwhile, a mysterious woman, Diana Montresor, is making inquiries with her sources around the globe for the whereabouts of a certain artifact she, and her family, have been hunting for centuries.
As forces converge on Tyson’s world, he faces the hardest choice of his life: Does he let go of his new muse, allow it to be taken back to the void of history where it belongs? Or does he continue to live as the desk’s mouthpiece, not only regaining his glory days as a famous writer, but achieving levels of success he’s only dreamed of?
As the desk—and the force that lives inside it—grows stronger, he must choose.
Before it’s too late.
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Praise for Gothic and the Works of Philip Fracassi:
"I’ve been hearing the hype for Phillip Fracassi and wondering if he was as good as I’ve heard. If Gothic is any indication of his storytelling talents, he’s even better. A high creep factor chiller with a sinister edge that had me reading well past my bedtime. Frightening and fun, and deliciously original!"
—James A Moore, author of the Blood Red trilogy
"While I was riveted to the pages, I didn't realize how invested I was until I could breathe again after I turned that final page."
—Where the Reader Grows on Boys in the Valley
"A superior storyteller."
—This Is Horror
"The next big horror writer to blow your mind."