Translated by Agnes Broome.
Once inseparable, Joel and Nina haven't spoken in twenty years.
When Joel's mother Monika develops dementia, he has no choice but to return to his home town. Monika needs specialist care, and that means Pineshade - which also means Joel is going to have to deal with his one-time best friend, for Nina works there.
It's not long before Monika's health deteriorates - she starts having violent, terrifying outbursts, and worse, she appears to know things she couldn't possibly know. It's almost as if she isn't herself any more... but of course, that's true of most of the residents at Pineshade.
Only Nina and Joel know Monika well enough to see the signs; only by working together can they try to find answers to the inexplicable...
The Home is an eerie story about love, friendship and the greatest fear of all: losing control of ourselves...
Joshua Palmatier is an American fantasy author, who has written the Throne of Amenkor trilogy.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Joshua Palmatier.
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSHUA PALMATIER
Beth Bernobich's Ars Memoriae was published by PS Publishing in October. Ars Memoriae is an alternate history novella. Here's Risingshadow.net's review of this novella.
A REVIEW OF BETH BERNOBICH'S ARS MEMORIAE
The 2009 World Fantasy Award winners are:
Terry Lamsley's R.I.P. and Rio Youers' Old Man Scratch were published in September. Both novellas are horror stories. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read them, so here's our review of them.
A REVIEW OF TWO HORROR NOVELLAS
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:
Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
Memoirs of a Master Forger, by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
The Reach of Children, by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)