Three neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe–the Rusalka, the Strigoi, the Vedma, and more. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind – and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary – they tell their stories and confront their destinies.
“A master of bowel-loosening terror” (Globe & Mail), David Demchuk has been writing for stage, print and other media for more than thirty years. His first novel, The Bone Mother, was published by ChiZine Publications in July 2017. It was the first horror novel to be nominated for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, and in addition was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Prize, the Toronto Book Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and the Sunburst Award.