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North American Lake Monsters

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In this striking and bleak, yet luminous debut collection, Nathan Ballingrud, winner of the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award, uses the trappings of the Gothic and the uncanny to investigate a distinctly American landscape: The loneliest and darkest corners of contemporary life.

Ballingrud's stories are love stories. They're also monster stories. Sometimes the monsters collected here are vampires or werewolves. Sometimes they wear the faces of parents, lovers, brothers, or ex-wives, and sometimes they wear the faces we see in our mirrors. The people in these stories - ex-cons, single parents, unemployed laborers, kids seduced by extremism - are stranded by life, driven to desperate acts by love and a longing for connection. Sometimes they're ruined; sometimes redeemed. They are always recognizably, wonderfully, and terrifyingly human. Even at their most monstrous.

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
ISBN: 1-61873-059-2 / 978-1-61873-059-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
ISBN: 1-61873-060-6 / 978-1-61873-060-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: North American Lake Monsters
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
ISBN: 1-5226-7242-7 / 978-1-5226-7242-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: North American Lake Monsters: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Ballingrud
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA