Wonderland (Hardcover)

By Zoje Stage

Mulholland Books, 9780316458498, 368pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2020

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Compact Disc (6/16/2020)

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If Shirley Jackson wrote The Shining, it might look like this "deliciously unsettling" horror novel of a mother who must protect her family from the unnatural forces threatening their life in a rural farmhouse (Layne Fargo, author of Temper).

The Bennett family -- artist parents and two precocious children -- are leaving their familiar urban surroundings for a new home in far upstate New York. They're an hour from the nearest city, a mile from the nearest house, and everyone has their own room for the very first time. Shaw, the father, even gets his own painting studio now that he and his wife Orla, a retired dancer, have agreed that it's his turn to pursue his passion.

But none of the Bennetts expect what lies waiting in the lovely woods, where secrets run dark and deep. Orla must finally find a way to communicate with -- not just resist -- this unknown entity that is coming to her family, calling to them from the land, in the earth, beneath the trees . . . and in their minds.

About the Author

Zoje Stage is a former filmmaker with a penchant for the dark and
suspenseful. Her debut novel Baby Teeth was published in 2018. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Wonderland

"Zoje Stage's foreboding sophomore novel combines the bone-chilling paranoia of The Shining with the uncanny suspense of Suspiria. Just as deliciously unsettling as her unforgettable debut, Wonderland is a must-read for horror and thriller fans."—Layne Fargo, author of Temper

"Zoje Stage plucks the strings of a mother's worst fears like none other through this wondrous adventure as it unravels into claustrophobic terror. Hauntingly beautiful and scary as hell, Wonderland takes you deep into the woods of one woman's mind and her harrowing struggle to save her children."—D.M. Pulley, author of The Dead Key and No One's Home