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Tarry this Night

by Kristyn Dunnion

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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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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

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