The Parts We Play cover

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The Parts We Play Stephen Volk

Trade Edition $32.00
Limited Edition $80.00
Limited Edition - Lettered $100.00

Cover Art:  Pedro Marques
Introduction:  Nathan Ballingrud

An illusionist preparing his latest, most audacious trick . . . A movie fan hiding from a totalitarian regime . . . A pop singer created with the perfect ingredients for stardom . . . A folklorist determined to catch a supernatural entity on tape . . . A dead child appearing to her mother in the middle of a supermarket aisle . . . A man who breaks the ultimate taboo—but does that make him a monster? . . .

In this rich and varied collection of Stephen Volk's best fiction to date, characters seek to be the people they need to be, jostled by hope, fears, responsibility, fate, and their own inner demons—and desires. These tales of the lies and lives we live and the pasts we can't forget include the British Fantasy Award-winning novella, Newspaper Heart.


  • “Horror and Heartbreak” by Nathan Ballingrud
  • Celebrity Frankenstein
  • Bless
  • A Whisper to a Grey
  • The Arse-licker
  • The Peter Lorre Fan Club
  • Certain Faces
  • With All My Love Always Always Forever xxx
  • Matilda of the Night
  • The Shug Monkey
  • Wrong
  • The Magician Kelso Dennett
  • Newspaper Heart
  • Story Notes

Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover

Limtied to 200 Slipcased JHC signed by Stephen Volk, and including the chapbook "Supporting Roles" featuring two additional stories 

Lettered It is our understanding that PS Publishing sold 26 lifetime subscriptions, as a perk of that subscription the purchaser would receive a copy of the signed state of a particular book but instead of a number in the limitation line, it would contain a letter, each subscriber was assigned a letter, in all other aspects the book is identical to the "Limited" copy.


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