Adam McOmber teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and is the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. Stories from his collection, This New and Poisonous Air, have been shortlisted for Best American Fantasy and nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in 2012. Visit AdamMcOmber.com.
"This delightful, sometimes spooky, always intelligent and exciting
novel is truly a work of an imagination at the height of its (often
astonishing) powers. Adam McOmber takes us deep into a magical
world that resembles our own, one that is set in Victorian England,
which it's clear from page one was meticulously researched, and
doesn't release us until long after we read the last paragraph. . .
. The White Forest is a very satisfying, always suspenseful
and surprising page-turner . . . and beautifully written too. Adam
McOmber has offered us a work of fiction that is unlike any other I
have read, and I'm recommending it to every reader I know."
--Christine Sneed, author of Little Known Facts
"The White Forest drips with the dark and gothic chills of Victorian London. Adam McOmber will keep you up nights with this eerie tale that grafts mystery to myth. A spooky and original novel."--Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child and Centuries of June
"The White Forest reminds me of what I love about H.P. Lovecraft. Adam McOmber's imagery is so visceral and strangely real, and his story so inventive; a plain old narrative is hard enough to pull off on its own, but creating a whole new world within the reality of Victorian England? Wow."--Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish
"What other novelist could take a Victorian gothic setting, the most obscure elements of medieval cosmology, a sinister secret society, and an old-fashioned love triangle to produce, in tautly elegant prose, something so delightful and utterly unique? The White Forest is much more than a novel: it is a magic lantern, casting dark and flickering pictures from other worlds. I wish I had written it myself."--Camille DeAngelis, author of Petty Magic and Mary Modern