By: M. Rickert
A story told across Christmases, rooted in loneliness, horror, and the ever-lurking presence of Krampus, written by World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Award-winning author M. Rickert
Ro, a struggling writer, knows all too well the pain and solitude that holiday festivities can awaken. When she meets four people at the local diner—all of them strangers and as lonely as Ro is—she invites them to an impromptu Christmas dinner. And when that party seems in danger of an early end, she suggests they each tell a ghost story. One that’s seasonally appropriate.
But Ro will come to learn that the horrors hidden in a Christmas tale—or one’s past—can never be tamed once unleashed.