The Shallow End of the Pool
Creeping Hemlock Press, 2008
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Resolution. Reason. Respect.
Among U.S. couples marrying today, roughly 40% will divorce. About half of those will have children at the time of the split. Ensuing ugliness will engulf the lives of both divorcees and offspring. They can in most cases expect years of legal battles, deceit, rage, depression, baiting, vitriol, manipulation, and hurt.
Perhaps there is another way, a better way. A way that allows for resolution, reason, and respect. An agreement, of sorts, but one that confronts rather than masks the myriad troubles at hand. Lays them all out on the table. Settles the issues once and for all in an honorable arena. Something direct. Fair. Final.
Adam-Troy Castro, Hugo/Nebula/Stoker-nominated author of the SF novel Emissaries from the Dead, brings you a brutally horrific tale of the ultimate settlement in the battle of broken-hearted wills in a new novella from Creeping Hemlock Press. Petty power-plays have been cast aside. The façade of decency is shelved. For one blistering week in an abandoned desert motel, there will be no excuses, pleading, or games. Only resolution, reason, respect.
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- The Shallow End of the Pool - Bookgasm
In the dystopian future of Adam Troy-Castro's THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL, irreconcilable differences between spouses are no longer played out in the courts, but settled in the squalor of a deserted motel swimming ...
- Blogspot for author, Eric J. Guignard.: HORROR BOOK Reviews (April)
Some of my personal favorite stories in this book include the Stoker-nominated tale, ?Righteous,? by Weston Ochse, the seminal ?Lucy Comes To Stay,? by Robert Bloch, ?The Shallow End of the Pool,? by Adam-Troy Castro, ...
- Novella Review: ?The Shallow End of the Pool? - Weekly Wilson
Adam Troy-Castro's novella The Shallow End of the Pool is a slim volume (56 pages) published by Creeping Hemlock Press, a small publishing house whose anthology Corpse Blossoms was a Bram Stoker finalist in 2005.
- Book Review for THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL Published
Drop by and read my review of Adam-Troy Castro's heart and gut wrenching THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL. All of I have to say, especially after what we are seeing in the news, this culture is in free fall. Change needs to ...
- Nicholas Kaufmann's Journal - The Shallow End of the Pool
I've never read Adam-Troy Castro's work before, but as a multiple award nominee his name has been on my radar for years. ... His latest release, which I just had the pleasure of reading, is The Shallow End of the Pool.
- An Interview with Adam-Troy Castro | Apex Magazine
ADAM TROY CASTRO: I can't pretend to a self-sacrificing nobility I don't have. I can imagine circumstances where I would do the brave or heroic thing, but the story posits a dilemma far beyond my capacity to put self-interest ...
- PSYCHOS! | Ed Kurtz
LIFE WITH FATHER Bentley Little. THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL Adam-Troy Castro. MOMMY PICKS ME UP AT DAY CARE John Gorumba. WHEN THE ZOOS CLOSE DOWN, THEYArrayLL COME FOR US Violet LeVoit.
- HWA Announces Preliminary Bram Stoker Awards Ballot - Hellnotes
The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock) Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books) Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy) The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O'Neill (Bad Moon Books)
- The Armchair Critic: A Trio of Tales from Creeping Hemlock Press
The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro may be the most extreme example of parents hashing out their differences through their kids. When two parents split up, the father took and raised their daughter Jenny and ...
- HWA Announces Stoker Finalists - Hellnotes
The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard (St. Martin's Press) Frozen Blood by Joel A. Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing). Superior Achievement in Long Fiction. The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
- The Crown Heights Report: Summer Newsletter - Sarah Langan
THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press) MIRANDA by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books) REDEMPTION ROADSHOW by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press) THE CONFESSIONS ...
- Psychos - Horror World
Adam-Troy Castro gives us a tale of tragic twins with ?The Shallow End of the Pool? that I thought was wonderful and Neil Gaiman once again shows why he gets top billing on the book's cover with his, ?Feminine Endings.
- Midnyte Reader: Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and ...
I think my favorite was The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro, because it did give some insight into the main protagonist. In the story she gained insight and learned and I felt empathy for her, although I don't think I ...
- The Untreed Reads Guide To?The 2008 Bram Stoker Awards ...
The Bram Stoker Awards are given each year for excellence in writing in the genre of horror. Below is a list of the most recent nominees. The winner is listed in red. If the title is available in downloadable audiobook format, the ...
- Sleight of Hand | Bev Vincent
I read Adam-Troy Castro's novella ?The Shallow End of the Pool? (from Creeping Hemlock Press) over the past few evenings. I was impressed. There were a couple of places where he fell in love with his writing a little more ...