The Hidden Back Room by Jason A. Wyckoff
Hardcover – Tartarus Press – 2016 – 306 pages
The Hidden Back Room is Jason A. Wyckoff’s second collection exploring the eerie and wondrous across America. The fourteen tales collected here reveal the dangers awaiting those who wander unwarily on paths both well-lit and deeply shadowed.
In ‘Details’, an insurance adjuster discovers he can presage disaster. A woman learnse that to be a part of history, she must lose her place in time in ‘Les Ombres Chinoises’. A journalist witnesses parthenogenesis in a junkyard in ‘A Blood Without Blood’. An office manager contends with a monster trapped in his building’s basement in ‘Comfortidor’. In the novelette ‘The Dreams of Pale Night’, a young man yearns to leave an Alaskan town shielded from the sun. Within, lost souls are found.