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The Boughs Withered When I Told Them My Dreams Maura McHugh

Limited Edition $40.00

The Boughs Withered is the debut collection from accomplished Irish author Maura McHugh. It includes twenty tales - four of them original to the volume - which represent the best strange visions from an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, comic books and plays. Among the featured stories is "Bone Mother", which was adapted into the award-winning stop-motion animated short film by See Creature in Canada.

In her horror and dark fantasy stories, Maura McHugh explores her love of the uncanny, delves into the eerie past, and evokes weird landscapes that might just co-exist with our own.


  • Introduction by Kim Newman
  • Vic
  • Who Hears Our Cries in Forgotten Tongues?
  • The Boughs Withered When I Told Them My Dreams
  • The Light at the Centre
  • A Rebellious House
  • Beautiful Calamity
  • Home
  • Moments on the Cliff
  • The Gift of the Sea
  • Suspension
  • The Tamga
  • Spooky Girl
  • The Hanging Tree
  • The Diet
  • Involuntary Muscle
  • Family
  • Wake the Dead
  • Y
  • Bone Mother
  • Water
  • Author’s Afterword

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