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Shadows

(2008)
And Other Tales
A collection of stories by

 
 
Get ready for the scariest journey of your life. Because it doesn't matter where you go--London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Japan, Jamaica--you'll find one thing waiting for you when you get there...shadows. They're on every street, down every narrow alley. They even haunt the corners of a bright tropical beach. They are always there, lingering at the edges of your vision. And they never, ever go away.

Come with Tony Richards as he wanders the globe in search of new ones. You see, anything can cast them. A raggedy old circus tent. The dim corridors of an old-age home. The incense-smelling depths of a traditional Chinese temple. You can even find them in a house just like your own. And if you dare to step into those shadows, you'll find something even more terrifying...

The fear of the unknown.

"MAN, THIS GUY CAN WRITE. HE HAS THE POWER TO INTRODUCE YOU ALL OVER AGAIN TO THE PLEASURES OF READING GOOD PROSE" -- ED GORMAN

"RICHARDS CONFIRMS HIS SUPERB STORYTELLING SKILL AND REFRESHES THE PLEASURE OF SAVOURING FINE PROSE" --MARIO GUSLANDI, SF SITE

"A TERRIFIC AUTHOR. A UNIQUE AND ELOQUENT VOICE" -- JOHN PELAN

"...The last story in the collection, 'A Night in Tunisia' celebrates the lifelong friendship of the narrator for jazz muscian Robert Biko, and has him helping the man's spirit move on when his life is over. It's a thoroughly charming amiable account, like taking a leisurely stroll through the constructs of a life and friendship, with an elegant twist on the idea of spirits the capping moment of a sotry that actually got me feeling charitably inclined toward jazz music, though I'm not going to throw that feeling away by committing the mistake of listening to some. It's the perfect end to a collection that showcased Richards' ability as a story teller, one who takes in a wealth of ideas and settings to rework in his own image and which, along with work by Thomas Ligotti and Paul Meloy, was one of my favourite collections of 2008. Richards doesn't have the prose chops and singular vision of those two, but for the sheer pleasure of reading a story by a master of the art, Shadows and Other Tales is hard to beat." - Black Static Magazine

Genre: Horror

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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shadows and Other Tales
Author(s): Tony Richards
ISBN: 1-62641-136-0 / 978-1-62641-136-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press, LLC
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August 2008 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Shadows And Other Tales
Author(s): Tony Richards
ISBN: 1-888993-61-8 / 978-1-888993-61-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadows and Other Tales
Author(s): Tony Richards
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU