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A Guest in the House
A Guest in the House by Emily Carroll
by Emily Carroll

Price: $27.99


New York, NY: First Second | Macmillan (August 15, 2023)


As new in dust jacket.

In this haunting adult graphic novel horror story, Abby marries a kind dentist only to realize that there’s a dark mystery surrounding his former wife’s death.

Lonely, isolated Abby has just married a widowed dentist who recently arrived in town with his daughter and begins to go through the motions of becoming a wife and mother. But the more she learns about his first wife, the more things don't add up—did she really just pass away or is something more sinister afoot? As Abby delves deeper, the first wife's memory seems to become a force all its own, ensnaring Abby in a mystery that leaves her obsessed, fascinated, and desperately in love for the first time in her life—all leading up to an explosive, tragic conclusion.

Emily's masterful balance of black and white, surreal colors, rich textures, and dramatic lettering is assured to bring this story to life and give readers a chill up their spine as they read.

Emily Carroll is the writer and artist of numerous award-winning comics, both online and in print. Her debut horror comics collection, Through the Woods, won both the Eisner Award and the British Fantasy Award in 2014. Recent work includes When I Arrived at the Castle from Koyama Press, a baroque horror story dealing with lust and addiction, a graphic novel adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Speak, and A Guest in the House. She is also known for the short comics she posts on her website. Emily lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with two dogs and her wife, artist Kate Craig.

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