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No One Dies from Love

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"Levy delivers a viscerally unsettling collection of 12 horror shorts rooted as much in human psychology as in the fantastical and speculative. [...] Levy's stories are made all the more powerful by his unwillingness to shy away from the illicit. By embracing the taboo with the tools of horror and speculative fiction, he at once demystifies these subjects while imbuing them with a magic of his own. [...] The result is a triumph." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A young boy's father becomes obsessed with interplanetary visitors; an adolescent's game reveals devastating possible futures; twin siblings receive a visit from an aunt they don't remember in the wake of their mother's disappearance; a grieving widow finds herself drawn into a crypt and the companionship of other mourners left behind; a group of teenage girls at summer camp discover something powerful—and hungry—in the woods; a writer reeling from a splintered relationship attends an infamous theatre devoted to macabre spectacle and fear, discovering forbidden desire and malevolent designs...

From Lambda Literary Award and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Robert Levy (
The Glittering World) comes debut collection No One Dies from Love: Dark Tales of Loss and Longing, featuring twelve tales of horror and desire, love and loss, including the critically acclaimed novella "Anaïs Nin at the Grand Guignol." Featuring an introduction by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Paul Tremblay.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Robert Levy's No One Dies From Love may well end up being the book of the year for me. There is a frankness, a boldness, and a compassion in these stories that give real weight to the darkness they hold. It's easy to caricature human pain and vulnerability in service to a horror story, but Levy writes with honesty and depth, and it makes all the difference. I saw some of my own dark corners reflected back to me in this book, and felt the peace that comes from recognition. And that, to me, is what stories are all about." - Nathan Ballingrud

"Robert Levy's No One Dies From Love is a masterful collection of dark fiction--a consecrated and intimate ceremony of human loss and longing. With sumptuous prose and a keen understanding of how grief reshapes us, it's impossible to not be enthralled with Levy's macabre vision." - Eric LaRocca

"Shocking, erotic, and horrific. Robert Levy proves that, one way or another, love will be the end of us all." - Priya Sharma

"No One Dies From Love is one of the most original collections I have read in recent years. Again and again I found myself stunned by Levy's stories: their depth and range at making the heart expand to encompass the wonders of the world." - Morgan Talty

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