The dark space inside our head, where reality mutates, where the people and places we trust no longer exist. This is the landscape of eternal terror, inhabited by creatures we can't even name. It is the place we fear, and the place we belong, where our private horrors endure
James Cooper has rapidly developed into one of the most distinguished writers of contemporary horror fiction of his generation. His stories possess a rare insight into human nature and capture the voices of those who feel at odds with the world, their strange tales resonating long into the night, leaving the reader profoundly moved. The stories collected here offer a unique view of the family dynamic and are frequently disturbing. Don't say you haven't been warned
"My Secret Children" - A lonely child tries to come to terms with how the world works, his understanding shaped by missing children, misplaced love and a trip to an illegal dog fight.
"In Fetu" - A new-born child isn't always a blessing; sometimes the shadow that accompanies it can be a curse.
"There's Something Wrong With Pappy" - In the grey house on the hill on the moor there lives a man. Pray you never look upon his face
HEAD SPACE & OTHER UNCOMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS gathers the best stories from the out-of-print collections You are the Fly and The Beautiful Red and includes "Butterfly," an original, unpublished story.