The Ghosts of Who You Were
In this chilling new collection from Bram Stoker Award-winner Christopher Golden, the author takes you on a tour of his darkest nightmares. From a little door inside an elevator to a hellish prison for stolen children, from a terrifying future where nightfall means death to a fairy tale past in which lies and illusion enrage the ghosts all around us. The Ghosts of Who You Were collects some of Golden’s finest stories, tales of bad fathers and ancient monsters, the promises of strangers, parties that never end, and a collection of Hollywood curses. Featuring the Bram Stoker Award-nominated story “The Bad Hour,” The Ghosts of Who You Were is Golden’s finest collection yet.
Praise for The Ghosts of Who You Were:
“Nearly every story in The Ghosts of Who You Were is a winner, and while Golden admits in his introduction that he’s a novelist first and foremost, not a short story writer, it’s clear that he does have some real chops as an author of short fiction. This isn’t always the case, mind you. Short stories are their own peculiar and temperamental beast, and just because a writer can be a good novelist, that doesn’t always mean they can juke and jive as adeptly with such small word counts. But given how insanely prolific Golden is, the man’s had plenty of practice of the years. The Ghosts of Who You Were charts the author’s journey as a short story writer, collecting his previously published short works from 2013 – 2020, and while he may be a very good novelist first, he’s also a very adept, and sometimes very surprising, short story writer.
— Michael Hicks