Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels

Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels

by Michael Libling


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“Libling’s assured, quietly menacing debut, based on his World Fantasy Award-nominated novella of the same title [ Hollywood North ], is steeped in bittersweet childhood nostalgia and coming-of-age foibles. . . . The leisurely telling belies the hint of evil simmering just below the town’s almost aggressively mundane surface, and there are a few surprises in store. Fans of Stand by Me and the like will find much to enjoy.”
Publishers Weekly

Based on true events . . .

Jack Levin is the boy who finds things. Gus Berry is the boy who wants things. Annie Barker is the girl who believes in things. Each is an outcast in their own way. Each is obsessed with movies, TV, comic books, and unexplained phenomena. And each lives with the fear bad things are heading their way.

Welcome to the 1960s and sleepy small-town Trenton, Ontario. Where hunting, fishing, arson, and drowning are the favored pastimes. Where dogs maim, trains derail, planes collide, and people vanish. Where secrets, lies, and selective amnesia pervade the adult agenda. Where only Gus, Jack, and Annie sense an unsettling connection to it all. And where piece by gruesome piece, this dauntless trio works to uncover the mystery at the malevolent heart of Trenton’s dark past . . . and darker future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771485234
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Libling is a World Fantasy Award-nominated author whose writing has appeared in  The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, and Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead, and many others. Hollywood North: Life, Love & Death in Six Reels is set in his hometown of Trenton or, as his protagonist puts it, “that aberrant speck of chronic self-deception on the north shore of Lake Ontario.” Michael is the father of three daughters and lives in Montreal with his wife, Pat.

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