Joey Comeau is the author of Lockpick Pornography, Overqualified, and Too Late to Say I'm Sorry, as well as the popular web comic A Softer World. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
"[Comeau] turns his adaptable talents to overt horror in this oddly
touching novel of ghosts, friendship, bloody secrets, and family
relationships. . . . A staccato structure allows for surprising
intricacy in so few pages, and the crescendos of terror are
leavened by moments of unexpected humor and warmth." --"Publishers
"Pilkey is a lively writer who manages over 230-plus pages to build a vivid sense of cop culture"" --Toronto Sun"
"The tone is poignant, sometimes wistful, and deadpan funny . . . The novel is more eccentric than gory, and what's really shocking about it is that all the mayhem is finally about family ties, both severed and reconnected." "--Booklist"
"Comeau isn't writing for suspense. Dealing with a zombie mother is treated with the same tone as Jackie's confusion and struggle over her love for Ann . . . The real monster tormenting Comeau's characters is the desire for something they can't have and the reluctance to accept what they do." --"Telegraph-Journal"
"The gore and supernatural elements are a fitting complement to [Comeau's] characteristic blend of pathos and black humour." "--Quill & Quire"
"Comeau never trivializes his characters' emotions, and it's what carries the novel from first bloody page to last." --"Coast"
"This is a remarkably tender novel. . . . Quirky to a marvelous fault, Comeau's fourth book is an intricate exercise in offbeat storytelling." "--Q Syndicate"
"A really fascinating tale . . . the sort of book that Edgar Allan Poe might have enjoyed." "--Scene Magazine"