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A Voice Calling

ISBN: 9798891160019
Binding: Paperback
Author: Christopher Barzak
Pages: 116
Trim: 5 x 8 inches
Published: 03/19/2024

But is the house truly haunted?

Of course the house is haunted.

Button House has stood for centuries, digging its roots and its rot deeper and deeper, consuming all who approach: twin brothers, a child bride, an innocent baby, four young factory workers.

And then came Rose Billings, who had an affinity with the house like no other. Rose, who could hear the house and the pleas of its many ghosts. Rose, who would attempt to solve the mysteries of Button House, or die trying.


Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which has been made into the Sundance feature film Jamie Marks is Dead. He is also the author of two short story collections: Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies which won Best Collection in the 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards.

Christopher grew up in rural Kinsman, Ohio, has lived in the southern California beach town of Carlsbad, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years. He teaches creative writing at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio.


"Christopher Barzak is a master of subtle hauntings. I'm not sure how he managed to make this story both charming and very creepy, but I can still feel the chill up my spine." - Theodora Goss

"Nobody writes ghost stories like Christopher Barzak. A Voice Calling is a chilling portrait of a demanding house, its loving inhabitants, and a town that takes a deep and not altogether friendly interest in everything that happens there. It's a remarkable story—melancholy, terrifying, and beautifully written. I loved it." - Delia Sherman

"Gorgeously wrought, and profoundly moving, horror." - Maria Haskins