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Mormama

(2017)
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MORMAMA is a riveting supernatural, southern gothic tale from Kit Reed, the author of Where.

*2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST HORROR*
*Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List*

One of io9's 20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books for May
Kirkus' the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Reads for May

Dell Duval has been living on the street since his accident. He can't remember who he was or where he came from. All he has is a tattered note in his pocket with an address for the Ellis house, a sprawling, ancient residence in Jacksonville. He doesn't know why he's been sent here.

In the house, Lane and her son Theo have returned to the ancient family home - their last resort. The old house is ruled by an equally ancient trio of tyrannical aunts, who want to preserve everything. Nothing should ever leave the house, including Lane.

Something about the house isn't right. Things happen to the men and boys living there. There are forces at work one of which visits Theo each night - Mormama, one mama too many.

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Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Through a chorus of living and dead voices, all of which know something but none of which know everything Mormama offers the story of a family trauma that has come to infect a place. A terrific story that keeps youon your toes to the very end." - Brian Evenson

"A harrowing supernatural Southern gothic--completely convincing, and scary in all sorts of ways." - Tim Powers

"Mormama deep Florida Noir often reads like a blissful combo of Joyce Carol Oates at her most sizzling and James M. Cain at his most doom-haunted. After this novel effortlessly drags you in, it keeps jabbing forks into you to make sure it has your full attention. Unflaggingly smart, inventive, and weirdly, brusquely funny." - Peter Straub

"Fitting on the horror scale somewhere between Shirley Jackson and John Farris, this tale of generational hauntings and family secrets, with an amnesiac filling in as Greek chorus, is one of the best predatory house tales I've come across in many years." - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mormama
Author(s): Kit Reed
ISBN: 0-7653-9044-2 / 978-0-7653-9044-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mormama
Author(s): Kit Reed
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU