Bestial Acts

Ten-year-old Aydee runs away from her neglectful parents; surreal encounters with strange gods and monsters lead her to Lost Pages, a bookshop that is much more than it appears… This tale forms part of Claude Lalumière’s “cerebral, erotic, and hypnotically compelling” (Publishers Weekly) novella in stories, The Door to Lost Pages.

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Claude Lalumière is the author of the story collection Objects of Worship and the chapbook The World’s Forgotten Boy and the Scorpions from Hell. In addition to this, he has edited eight anthologies, including the Aurora Award finalist Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews, and he’s the Fantastic Fiction columnist for The Montreal Gazette. With Rupert Bottenberg, Claude is the co-creator of the Lost Myths website: a playful medley of cryptomythological fiction, pantheons, bestiaries, comics, art, games, readings, performances, and more.

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