THE MOTHER WOUND by Jess Landry
The debut collection by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jess Landry.
Sometimes the deepest wounds are from those we hold the closest.In her debut collection, Bram Stoker Award-winner Jess Landry blurs the line between genres, magnifying the darkness in the spaces in between, and confronting those relationships that are nearest and dearest to us in the most horrific ways. A mother and her daughter escape Nazi Germany, boarding the Hindenburg under the promise of a new life. An abused musical protégé discovers that her rage fuels much more than her cello-playing abilities. A hardened police officer finds something unexpected in the rising flood waters of her evacuated hometown. A woman ventures out onto the sea, in hopes of finding a mysterious mist where the dead roam freely. A strange tar infests the home of a young girl, swallowing everything in its wake, including her mother. Two broken women form a tragic bond while searching for a missing person in the dead of winter.Mothers. Daughters. Sisters. Friends. No one is safe within the pages of The Mother Wound.
Cover art by Luke Spooner. May 2021