Edited by Rob Costello
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- Hardcover $18.99 $24.99 CAD
- ebook $9.99 $12.99 CAD
Be not afraid! These monsters, creatures, and beasties are not what they appear. We Mostly Come Out at Night is a YA anthology that reclaims the monstrous for the LGBTQA+ community while exploring how there is freedom and power in embracing the things that make you stand out. Each story centers on both original and familiar monsters and creatures—including Mothman, Carabosse, a girl with thirteen shadows, a living house, werebeasts, gorgons, sirens, angels, and many others—and their stories of love, self-acceptance, resilience, and empowerment. This collection is a bold, transformative celebration of queerness and the creatures that (mostly) go bump in the night.
Contributors include editor Rob Costello, Kalynn Bayron, David Bowles, Shae Carys, Rob Costello, H.E. Edgmon, Michael Thomas Ford, Val Howlett, Brittany Johnson, Naomi Kanakia, Claire Kann, Jonathan Lenore Kastin, Sarah Maxfield, Sam J. Miller, Alexandra Villasante, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.
- "Charming or creepy, rousing or unsettling, or maybe a combination of all of those—there's an odd, eerie flavor for everyone in this stunner of an anthology. If you don't recognize that reference, dive into this queer fantasia and find out for yourself. My fave read this year!"—Saundra Mitchell, award-winning editor of All Out and author of All The Things We Do In The Dark
- "A surefire hit for the monster (or monster-lover) in your life, We Mostly Come Out At Night has tales that are romantic, terrifying, bittersweet, and unexpected. Whether we’re being introduced to powerful new creatures, or meeting an old friend that can be summoned in a mirror, you'll be drawn in by each story's compelling characters as they navigate their own unique facet of the queer experience. A must-read for anyone who's been intrigued by shadows on the wall or things that go bump in the night!"—Alex Brown, author of Damned If You Do, and co-contributing editor of Night Of The Living Queers
"As varied, creative, heartfelt, and fun as the community of writers who conjured it, We Mostly Come Out at Night is the narrative bestiary you need."
—Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist, Printz Award honoree, and author of Damsel, Red Hood, and What Girls Are Made Of
“These monster stories positively pulse with humanity. Not only are they gripping and suspenseful, but they have such depth, meaning, and stand as powerful testaments to the fierceness and fabulosity of the queer experience.”—Dan Clay (aka, Carrie Dragshaw), author of Becoming A Queen
- On Sale
- May 21, 2024
- Page Count
- 384 pages
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