Eidolon Avenue: where the secretly guilty go to die.
One building. Five floors. Five doors per floor. Twenty-five nightmares feeding the hunger lurking between the bricks and waiting beneath the boards.
The First Feast. A retired Chinese assassin in apartment 1A fleeing from a lifetime of bloodshed. A tattooed man in 1B haunted by his most dangerous regret. A frat boy serial killer in 1C facing his past and an elderly married couple stumbling and wounded from fifty years of failed murder/suicide pacts in 1D. And, finally, a young girl in 1E whose quiet thoughts unleash unspeakable horror.
All thrown into their own private hell as every cruel choice, every deadly mistake, every drop of spilled blood is remembered, resurrected and relived to feed the ancient evil that lives...
on Eidolon Avenue.
Praise for Eidolon Avenue:
"Lyrical, poetic, and devastating, Jonathan Winn's Eidolon Avenue is everything good horror should be. At times, I couldn't help feeling as if I was reading early Barker, and I can't think of a higher compliment than that. Pay attention folks, Winn does as his name suggests, and this is a killer collection of nightmares." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy
"Jonathan Winn's writing is solid and assured, and EIDOLON AVENUE: THE FIRST FEAST is a big, sweeping, fantastical and exotic work that is as engrossing and thrilling as it is disturbing and horrifying. Winn is definitely an author to watch." - Greg F. Gifune, author THE BLEEDING SEASON
"Jonathan Winn draws his narrative around you like a velvet noose. In a heartbeat, the warm embrace of his lyrical prose gives way to deadly tension, and you're left gasping for breath." - Doug Murano, co-editor of the Shadows Over Main Street series and Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
"Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast is my first reading experience with author Jonathan Winn, but it won't be my last. The structure of his five novellas is similar to the structure of Thomas Disch's 334, a collection of stories of the inhabitants of an apartment building in a future NYC, 334. Like Disch, the strength of Winn's writing is the excellent characterization - the unusual inhabitants of those five apartments are the stories. Put a magnet on a note with Jonathan Winn's name underlined on the fridge, then watch for his byline. Recommended." - Gene O'Neill, THE CAL WILD CHRONICLES, THE HITCHHIKING EFFECT, AT THE LAZY K