Winner of Best Novel in the 2016 Australian Shadows Awards, Best Horror Novel in the 2016 Aurealis Awards and Best Novel in the 2016 Ditmar Awards.
There are many grief holes.
There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies.
There’s another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live.
And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre.
Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love.
Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you’ll die by the spirits haunting you. If you’ll drown, she’ll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women.
She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn’t let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.
This edition (with spectacular jacket designed by artist Keely Van Order), has six unique, chilling illustrations by Keely Van Order).
- The Grief Hole
- Author: Kaaron Warren
- 6 Internal illustrations by Keely Van Order
- Australian English
- ISBN: 978-1-925496-04-8
- RRP: UK £10.99 AU$24.95 US$16.99 EU €29.99
- Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia (SQ Mag)
- Mature Readers
- 338 pages
- Binding: Perfect Bound (trade paperback)
- Dimensions: 229mm x 152mm
- eBook Formats: Kindle, NOOK Book, Apple iBook, Kobo Books
- Key Words: Horror/Dark Fantasy
- Publication Date: August 2016
- Distributor: Ingram