Incubus

Incubus

Ann Arensberg

Ann Arensberg

National Book Award winner Ann Arensberg brings readers a modern horror story about evil descending on an insular Maine townIt begins with the theft of six candles from the church altar, a few herbs found strewn in the local graveyard. In the summer of 1974, the prosperous farming community of Dry Falls, Maine, is hit by a brutal heat wave. Crops fail. Drought blights once-verdant lawns. Men inexplicably lose all interest in sex, while women complain of erotic nocturnal visitations. Farm animals give birth to monstrosities. An unholy, unimaginable force is disrupting the natural order—and it seems to be specifically targeting Dry Falls.Narrated by the careful and practical Cora Whitman, wife of the town pastor, this tale of creeping strangeness quickly turns sinister. Incubus subtly builds to its shattering climax with Cora at its epicenter. Expertly interweaving themes of faith, religion, and marriage with that of the supernatural, this modern...
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Group Sex

Group Sex

Ann Arensberg

Ann Arensberg

This lighthearted, witty confection of a novel is at once a captivating romance and an uproarious satire on sex and creativityAn editor at a small Manhattan publishing house, Frances Girard is plagued with the curse of self-awareness. She knows she will never write a book and is resigned to living a dull, sensible life in which people like her are not allowed to have a nervous breakdown. But she secretly envies those with creative aspirations.When she meets Paul Treat—the man fated to change her life—the avant-garde theater director is clad only in a towel. Frances is instantly attracted to his unpredictable, larger-than-life persona. They act out scenes from plays and embark on an erotic relationship like nothing Frances has ever known. Eventually, she moves into Paul's loft. But bit by bit, Frances starts giving up pieces of herself until very little of the woman she knew—or thought she knew—is left. Clearly, something's got to give.The story of one...
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Sister Wolf

Sister Wolf

Ann Arensberg

Ann Arensberg

Marit Deym, an eccentric young woman whose large plot of land is a refuge for a diverse collection of wild animals, passionately surrenders to a young schoolteacher of blind adolescents before turning violently jealous.
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