All Lights Will Forever After Be Dim
By Joseph Pastula
An apartment hunt that winds through sinister streets not found on any map. A legendary delicacy in a secluded region that demands more from gourmands than just their appetites. A band‚ performance that no one present will ever forget, if any of them are left when it‚ over. An office worker‚ long walk home shows him a side of the city that sends him running for his life. These stories by Joseph Pastula take us to the crowded subway platforms and red-light districts of Tokyo, where he has lived and worked since 2003. In the humid days of the interminable rainy season, in the hideous rites at forgotten temples in the hinterland, and in the humdrum lives of bored and desperate salarymen, Pastula locates a unique blend of cosmic horror and urban paranoia. These are the nightmares a great metropolis whispers to itself, the uncanny dread behind the high-tech and prosperous facade. Heralding the arrival of an exciting new voice in weird horror, these stories will burrow deep into your dreams, and leave you unsettled and uneasy long after you've closed the book.