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    Chuck Palahniuk

ISBN: 9781605427348

Burnt Tongues

by: Chuck Palahniuk

Edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, Dennis Widmyer

2014 This Is Horror award for Anthology of the Year

Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry.

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Chuck Palahniuk’s thirteen novels are the best-selling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke, which was made into a film by Clark Gregg, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, and Doomed. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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Overview

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry.

Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult Workshop, his official fan website.

These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.

Some may say even a scar.

Details

ISBN: 9781605427348
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2014
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“Twenty fictional vivisections shock, disgust, and unsettle in this hallucinatory anthology. . . . [T]hey force readers to ‘read close, maybe read twice,’ as they slaughter sacred cows left and right.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

"Burnt Tongues' 20 stories "are as eclectic as the authors themselves", said Titan Books, which has just acquired the book in the UK, with titles ranging from Zombie Whorehouse to Mind and Soldier." —The Guardian

“This is a book of spores. These stories, you breathe onto the page and they float up into your mucous membranes, their spiky edges lodging characters and voices in your head that shudder to life when you least expect it. Just when you think you’ve closed the book, it opens up all over again, inside you.” —Stephen Graham Jones

"Anyone looking for boundary-breaking tales that also pack a haunting, powerful punch will find hours of entertainment here." — Carl Hays, Booklist

“This is a book for people who enjoy reading emerging authors and fans of Chuck Palahniuk’s work.” —Sarah Hutchins, Portland Book Review

“Few collections of short fiction can strike with the prosily powerful punch that Burnt Tongues does. It’s something that everyone should read.” —Luke Gagliardi, The Blink

“The off-the-wall subject matter is balanced well with pathos and compassion, and the end result is a powerful bunch of stories that you won’t soon forget.” —Josh Black, Hellnotes