The Pilo Family Circus

The Pilo Family Circus

By Will Elliott; Katherine Dunn (Introduction by)

Underland Press, Paperback, 9780980226027, 300pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2009

You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You re joining the circus. Ain t that the best news you ever got? Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between Hell and Earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this placepeopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrouswhere violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild.

About the Author
WILL ELLIOTT's debut novel, "The Pilo Family Circus, " co-won the Aurealis Award for best horror, won the Golden Aurealis for best novel, and the Australian Shadows Award. "The Pilgrims "is the first title in Elliott s visionary fantasy, The Pendulum Trilogy. Elliott was born in Brisbane, Australia.