Published in the UK today by Aardvark Bureau, ahead of Halloween, are two terrifying new novellas from the master of the literary uncanny, Charles Lambert.
As Owen King, author of DOUBLE FEATURE, writes: ‘In these expertly-crafted stories the consequences of moral corrosion are truly frightening. There are terrible things in the shadows – and we made them. Charles Lambert is a terrific, devious storyteller.’
In JACK SQUAT, unemployed Gordon and his partner Omar see a money-making opportunity helping expats buy homes in southern Italy. But their scheme catches up with them after the first home they sell, curiously built with four entrances but no connecting doors inside, is revealed to have a dark history.
In THE NICHE, mercilessly bullied schoolboy Billy Lender finds a hiding place in a nook in the school corridor and begins to hear whispers: the voice of a mysterious friend who will help him to plot a devastating revenge.
Charles Lambert’s THE CHILDREN’S HOME was published by Aardvark Bureau in the UK and Scribner in the US in 2016, and in France by Anne Carrière.
More Praise for Charles Lambert:
‘Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn.’ -- Hannah Tinti
‘Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer.' – Beryl Bainbridge
‘Compelling reading.’ – Patricia Duncker
‘Charles Lambert is a terrific, devious storyteller.’ – Owen King
About Charles Lambert
Born in England, Charles lives in Fondi, near Rome, working as a university teacher and freelance editor. He is the author of several novels including LITTLE MONSTERS and ANY HUMAN FACE (Picador) and the short story collection THE SCENT OF CINNAMON (Salt). His work is included in THE BEST OF BRITISH SHORT STORIES 2013 (Salt) and he has won an O. Henry Award and other short story prizes.
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