A writer who is adept on the stage - an excellent reader - as well on the page, Benjamin Percy makes this welcome return for a new book of stories. Suicide Woods (Graywolf Press) comes after a sequence of big novels and an excellent craft book, Thrill Me - which takes on the distinction between literary and genre writing. Suicide Woods is, “An addictive mix of gritty crime fiction and otherworldly horror. . . . Percy's prose is exacting, finely tuning the atmospherics that give the collection such an eerie overall feeling. . . . Suicide Woods is a testament to Percy's skill as a writer. He takes no shortcuts in eliciting thrills. The collection is by turns provocative and terrifying.”—Shelf Awareness.
“Percy’s haunting, well-crafted prose frequently elevates the mundanity and isolation of being human into something otherworldly in his genre-bending collection [Suicide Woods]. . . . This gripping, often unnerving collection showcases Percy’s talent as a skilled, versatile storyteller.”—Publishers Weekly.