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  • By Joe Thurston
    Jun 18, 2014
    I short Gothic masterpiece that goes in none of the directions you'd expect at all of the times you'd least expect it. This is a thrilling tale of a most beautifully crafted feminine figures in a brutal parallel reality. It is the verity of horror that does not beat you shitless with an axe haft, but rather sings you to sleep and then steals your dreams. The gentle purrs of the complex subtlety of this novella whispers to you weeks after the reading, from some forgotten corner of a dark alleyway, and it may not be the only thing...
  • By Diana Moore
    Jan 31, 2014
    A grisly tale. Beautifully written. Amazing description and scene setting by Giles Watson, who skilfully uses his natural lyrical style to create both tender moments and shocking images. The book has a vivid, filmic quality in the writing that lends to a new ‘Tale of the Unexpected’. In a longer version of this story, I would love to learn more of the relationship between Bartholomew and Bride - but without giving the plot away here, I would add that it is cleverly and succinctly depicted in this novella. Go read the book. Of course it is not for the squeamish… but if you dare (and I did), you will find a unique, imaginative, haunting tale, and I can tell you that The Butcher’s Wife for all its horror, is written with a tender, intelligent hand.
  • By Amy Finney
    Jan 21, 2014
    The Butcher's Wife will take you into the realms of derangement through its hyper-descriptive narrative. A novella unyielding in its assault on the emotions; that captures the beauty and depravity of love exactly. Simply beautiful.
  • By julie forth
    Jan 2, 2014
    A novella in the Victorian gothic genre. Like Giles' poetry, the beauty of this novella is in the attention to detail and the economy of the diction. The descriptive passages are particularly impressive. I don't want to give too much of the plot away... but suffice to say, it is very exciting! You won't be disappointed you read this. And it would make a great little gift for a book worm. Intelligent, evocative and atmospheric.
  • By Judith Reid
    Jan 2, 2014
    Haunting, disturbing and evocative, The Butcher's Wife stayed with me long after I had finished reading it. A short, thought provoking, beautiful novella. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

First Edition
December 4, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.26 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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