by Kaaron Warren
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007322428
Date: 01 July 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The second lead title from Angry Robot is Australian writer Kaaron Warren's debut novel Slights a dark and disturbing horror novel which serves to illustrate this new publisher's uncompromising agenda for bringing forth exciting new work by a new generation of writers.
"Stephanie is a killer. After an accident in which her mother dies, she has a near-death experience, and finds herself in a room full of people – everyone she’s ever pissed off. They clutch at her, scratch and tear at her. But she finds herself drawn back to this place, again and again, determined to unlock its secrets. Which means she has to die, again and again. And she starts to wonder whether other people see the same room… when they die.
Slights is a deeply intense, disturbing read. Death is not the end, but this is not comforting, heartwarming or safe. The misery memoir craze of the last few years has overshadowed horror fiction’s impact with (allegedly) real-life experiences. Now it’s time for horror and fantasy fiction to fight back."
Slights is a paperback original released now in the UK and ANZ. It will be available in the US from October. An eBook version is also available.