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Tarry This Night

by Kristyn Dunnion

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list price: $16.95
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publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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A powerful dystopian novel set during a new American civil war, about a polygamist cult leader and his followers.

In this eerily relevant, cautionary novel, a civil war is brewing in America. Below ground, a cult led by the deluded and narcissistic Father Ernst is ensconced in an underground bunker, waiting out the conflict. When the "Family" runs out of food, Ruth, coming of age and terrified of serving as Ernst's next wife, must choose between obeying her faith and fighting for survival. Cousin Paul, sent topside to scavenge for food, may return with proof that it is safe for the Family to ascend again. But is it enough to invest all hope in Paulâ??s unlikely return?

In this unsettling modern take on the Lilith tale, spirited women resist their violent, racist culture and, in so doing, become outlaws. Family members navigate a secretive and deadly arena where faith eschews autonomy and righteousness precludes mercy. With an unwavering eye, Tarry This Night dares to imagine the unthinkable that is present-day America, offering a place for resistance and hope for a new and better world.

About the Author

Kristyn Dunnion's novel The Dirt Chronicles was a 2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for lesbian fiction. She is the 2015 Machigonne Fiction prize winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She plays bass with the Toronto band Bone Donor.

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Beautifully written, both devastating and yet full of hope, Kristyn Dunnion's Tarry This Night is a lyrical tour de force, marrying horrifying family and religious dynamics within a post-apocalyptic landscape. “Sandra Kasturi, author of Come Late to the Love of Birds and The Animal Bridegroom


Is it worse to be trapped in stone, or exiled to the open air? Is a stifling religion worse than the rudderless world outside? Kristyn Dunnion pries the lid off this hermetically-sealed community to look at life and death, within and without. Scary, convincing, entirely engrossing. “Marina Endicott, author of Good to a Fault and Close to Hugh


In a time when real life can feel like a dystopia, Tarry This Night reveals the fatherly face of bullying and repression. Kristyn Dunnion writes horror like no other author. She exposes the women who do the brutal work of supporting the system, then gives those same women a chance to enact change. “Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl


Kristyn Dunnion is an utterly glorious writer. The gothic lyricism of Tarry This Night not only secures her a place among the rising stars of genre-bridging literary fiction, it is a declarative staking-out of narrative territory that is uniquely hers. A superb, elegant read. “Michael Rowe, author of Wild Fell and Enter, Night

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