Jewels in the Dust

Peter Crowther - Bill's Stuff - ARC

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Advance Reading Copy - Bill's Copy
Limited Edition

Dust Jacket by Edward Miller.

In the pages of this latest collection of downright delicate, often enchanting and occasionally distressing stories from the pen of award-winning Peter Crowther you will encounter:

  • two boys who discover an elaborate trap to capture fairies;
  • a young musician haunted by the song 'Moonlight In Vermont';
  • a small-time crook about to fall under the spell of London while, at the same time, rediscovering his wife;
  • a family who happen across a store with a back door that takes you back to your favorite past;
  • a Runyon-esque gambler with the strangest set of dice you ever saw;
  • a couple jaded with their life together who are re-visited by their collective histories;
  • an unusual visitor who rolls in one fall day under cover of a mighty thick fog just to touch base with someone he maybe once knew;
  • a dying man who learns that most important of all lessons: his life has been more worthwhile than he realized; and
  • a carnival come to visit the small turn-of-the-century Texas town of Gault, there to make a big impression on two young women on the cusp of…well, on the cusp of so many things.
  • You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and, by golly, you’ll want to sleep with the light on. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Table of Contents:

  • The Bachelor
  • The Fairy Trap
  • Old Delicious Burdens
  • Dei Gratia
  • Boxing Day
  • The Musicians of Bremen, GA
  • Circling the Drain
  • Things I Didn’t Know My Father Knew
  • Breathing in Faces
  • Jewels in the Dust
  • Tomorrow Eyes
  • The Doorway in Stephenson’s Store
  • Thoughtful Breaths
  • Story Notes

Limited: 750 signed and numbered hardcover copies 

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Publisher Subterranean Press