Joe R. Lansdale's big (over 450 pages) new collection, The Senior Girls Bayonet Drill Team, is in stock in shipping.
Among its overabundance of attractions the collection includes a quartet of never-before-published stories:
- “The Mouse and the Elephant”
- “Monkey’s Uncle”
- “Gorillas in the Yard”
Plus a rare novelette ("The Hungry Snow") related to his landmark novel, Dead in the West, as well as an original introduction and story notes.
About the Book:
Find out what sort of game the Senior Girls Bayonet Drill Team play.
Discover haunted toilets, strange beasts, the hungry dead, weird off-trail shops that sell unique hats and twisted dreams. Spend time with a courageous barber, meet a mythological being that may be part of all our myths, and is well-versed in the various games of shooting marbles.
Ghostly cars, ghostly hotels, a shrinking world, gorillas in the yard, a brave and industrious mouse and a less than noble elephant are also here.
If that’s not enough, meet a highly intelligent monkey with an email account who is desperate to meet his human kinfolk.
There are skull collectors, gun slinging demons, a Wendigo, a serial killer, and just to smooth things out, stories of romance. Or failed romance. Certainly, stories of new beginnings.
The usual wicked potpourri of Lansdale tales and story notes.
Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50
From Publishers Weekly:
“Among the highlights is the taut and chilling ‘The Hungry Snow,’ told from the perspective of an ostensible man of God who winds up trapped in a cave in the Rocky Mountains with a group of starving people who are under threat from a mythological creature. In ‘Hats,’ another standout, a chance decision to enter a hat store changes a man’s life.”