Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand audiobook

Wylding Hall

By Elizabeth Hand
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing
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In the aftermath of the mysterious death of theirlead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band holeup at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets.There they record Wylding Hall, thealbum that makes their reputation—but at a terrifying cost, when Julian Blake,their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again. Now, years later, each of the surviving musicians,their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’smanager—meets with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own version ofwhat happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And whatreally happened to Julian Blake?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award

Finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice

An Electric Literature Pick of 9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Music

In the aftermath of the mysterious death of theirlead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band holeup at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets.There they record Wylding Hall, thealbum that makes their reputation—but at a terrifying cost, when Julian Blake,their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again.

Now, years later, each of the surviving musicians,their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’smanager—meets with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own version ofwhat happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And whatreally happened to Julian Blake?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] luminous evocation of a period and place…The novella gains a strange power apart from its rather restrained supernatural manifestations, a power driven by the sense of lost dreams that has always driven Hand’s best fiction.” Locus
“Hand writes with elegance, power, and passion about the spell that music can cast and the sorcery that is its creation.” River Heights Book Review
“Hand builds disquiet and disjuncture quietly; this is not a novel of thrills and puzzles but a lengthy spell itself…Hand is an expert at building mood and atmosphere in ways that you don’t realize until you feel it around you.” SF Signal
“Icy sensations, secret passageways, and taciturn locals provide Gothic trappings.” Publishers Weekly
“By turns comic, elegiac, sexy, romantic, melancholy, and downright chilling, Wylding Hall sweeps us along from swinging London to the terrifying gates of Faerie and into the present—where all spells must be paid for.” Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award–winning author
“[A] shimmering new supernatural novel…By turns melancholic and joyous, dark and incandescent, this always-surprising tale is full of heart, music, and wonder.” Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy
“A true surreal phantasmagoria, with music and all the accoutrements of the world of rock-and-roll set off by a wonderful admixture of the gothic supernatural.” Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Hôtel Transylvania

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand flunked out of college a couple of years after seeing Patti Smith perform and became involved in the nascent punk scenes in DC and New York. From 1979 to 1986 she worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum. She was eventually readmitted to university to study cultural anthropology and received her BA. She is the author of many novels, including Winterlong, Waking the Moon, Glimmering, Mortal Love, Illyria, and Radiant Days, as well as three collections of stories, including the recent Saffron and Brimstone. Her fiction has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, Mythopeoic, Tiptree, and International Horror Guild Awards, and her novels have been chosen as notable books by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has also been awarded a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship. A regular contributor to the Washington Post Book World and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, she lives with her family on the coast of Maine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English