Knife Fight: And Other Struggles (Paperback)
Stories of the mysterious and macabre from "Canada's answer to Stephen King" (Helen Marshall, author of Gifts for the One Who Comes After).
In this follow-up to his award-winning debut collection, Monstrous Affections, David Nickle stretches the boundaries of horror into a sphere of "uncertainty, of helplessness, of traditions and change. . . . The stories are sui generis in presentation, veering from the discombobulating nightmare that is 'Basements' to the squid-laden eco-satire 'Wylde's Kingdom' to the sci-fi love of 'Love Means Forever.' When it comes to this book, only two things are certain; the stories never travel where you expect, and David Nickle is a monumental talent" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
"Don't make the mistake of overlooking the talent based on preconceptions of what horror might be--read one of these stories and see if you aren't hooked. . . . Believe the hype. David Nickle is very good." --The Globe and Mail
"Anyone even vaguely interested in horror or weird fiction owes it to themselves to give David Nickle a look, and Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a great place to start." --The Winnipeg Free Press
"Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a remarkable collection that drops some hi-fidelity weirdness on the scene. Nickle's prose has gorgeous lines of symmetry and a steel spine." --Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author
"Dynamic imagination, masterful writing of both the everyday and the nightmare, characters that breathe, and a dark sense of humor make Knife Fight and Other Struggles] a keeper." --Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy Award-winning author
About the Author
David Nickle is an award-winning Toronto-based author and journalist. He has written several novels and numerous short stories. Nickle's most recent book is Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination (2017).