The House of Pomegranates Press would like to announce two very exciting releases. The first, a new edition of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic Carmilla. With publishing Carmilla we begin our Vintage Vampire Series. Over the next few years we intend to publish – beautifully – as many vintage vampire novels as we can. Why? Because we grew up with these stories, stories that were simply scary, that transported us out of our bedrooms and in to other magical worlds. Then as we grew our complicated messy brains morphed them in to not just esoteric shadows under our beds, but real, tangible existentialist demons. They walked amongst us, they became our friends, our lovers, our fears. So we are taking it upon ourselves to gather those demons, wrap them in lovely covers, and put them in to context with intelligent introductions by fascinating people.
Carmilla features beautiful illustrations by Taeden Hall and a foreword commissioned especially for the book by the quite wonderful, erudite Mr. Daniel Richler. Who better but he to blend vampires, Victoriana, politics, feminism and girl school lesbianism?
The second is the long awaited short story collection by eccentric writer/artist David Keyes entitled I Do So Worry For All Those Lost At Sea. Ghosts are haunted, girls fling themselves out of windows, wolves are cartographers, hares pornographers, mermaids are rescued from carnival sideshows and everyone drinks cocktails and comments on the moon. Collected here for the first time are 10 short stories and his novella The House of Sleep. Each story a slight variation on reality, each it’s own weather system, it’s own logic, surreal, beautiful and haunting, all recorded in Keyes’ melancholic prose style.
For a sample story press here.
Thank you for being wonderful.