EWERTON DEATH TRIP: A WALK THROUGH THE DARK SIDE OF TOWN. N.p. The Borgo Press [Published by Wildside Press LLC], 2011. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "Retrospective collection of twenty-five short stories and novellas, all but nine originally published in small press magazines, such as NIGHT CRY and THE HORROR SHOW, between 1985 and 1997. EWERTON DEATH TRIP contains all of Morlan’s short fiction set in Ewerton, Wisconsin, the fictional setting of her two novels THE AMULET and DARK JOURNEY, both published in 1991. While some of Morlan’s earliest writing is unpolished and awkward in its execution, primarily because her stories are often told entirely from the perspective of uneducated, lower-class characters, all her work remains uniquely unsettling. 'Simon Says' is a horrific tale of a sadistic adolescent terrorizing his younger brother while their parents are away from home, and 'Garbage Day Comes to Ewerton' recounts a poverty-stricken couple’s asphyxiation of their six-year-old daughter because the only housing they can afford doesn’t allow children. The visceral horror of such early writing is juxtaposed to the more ambiguous terrors of Morlan’s later work, particularly 'Hunger' and 'River of Glass, Mirror of Water,' beautifully written, highly sophisticated, moving stories. Morlan’s afterword provides keen and often painful insights into the relationship between her life in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, and her fiction." - Boyd White. 'Whatever its sources ... all Morlan’s fiction is genuinely discomfiting in a fashion that many horror writers attempt but few achieve." - Brian Stableford, Pringle (ed), The St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 416. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#160944).
First edition so stated on copyright page.