Voice of Our ShadowA lonely expatriate encounters a mysterious American couple
Even as a child, Joseph Lennox was happy to live in his older brother Ross’s shadow. Sadistic and charming, Ross was blossoming into a teenage rebel when one day, down by the train tracks, Joe inadvertently shoves him onto the third rail. After that fatal afternoon, Joe tried to blend into the shadows, fleeing to Austria as soon as he graduated college. Now he lives in Vienna, enjoying the cozy dullness of empty cafés and old movie theaters, doing his best to forget the day he watched his brother die. But death is not through with Joe Lennox. India and Paul Tate are the first Americans he has befriended since settling in Vienna, and it isn’t long before their budding friendship takes a strange turn, exposing a dark passion that Joe thought he left behind long ago, beside his brother’s electrocuted body and the hot third rail. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.
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“A compulsive page-turner. Carroll is an excellent stylist, with an effortless command of language that never calls attention to itself but hits home with the power of a natural force.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer “The novel is so smooth, so quiet, that when the terror comes it jolts you like a scream in a chapel.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “A spare, taut little novel that uncoils into horror.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “[Carroll is] one of the special ones, one of the few. . . . He opens a window you did not know was there and invites you to look through it. He gives you his eyes to see with, and he gives you the world all fresh and honest and new. . . . He has the magic.” —Neil Gaiman
About the author
Jonathan Carroll (b. 1949) is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels. Hallmarks of Carroll’s writing include talking animals and worlds that straddle the thin line between reality and the surreal, a technique that has seen him compared to South American magical realists. He continues to live and write in Vienna.