Sing Tirraloo, Sing Tirralay! New books by Gorey are on their way!
Fans and fanatics, brace yourselves...There will be two new books by Edward Gorey published this fall! You can place your pre-orders with Amazon for these hardback books. Story descriptions are from Amazon.com.
A Halloween Treat - In A Halloween Treat, kids and cats go trick or treating, and
gather loot that might be tricks--or perhaps the best treat imaginable:
their very own monsters. A short vignette, published in book form for
the very first time, it will be an undiscovered delight for Gorey
fanatics. Turn the book over to its back cover to read from the other
direction, and you'll delve into a collection of Gorey's ghosts,
curated from his extensive oeuvre. Charmingly spooky, these ghastly
phantasms come in all shapes and sizes--the perfect thing to curl up
with on a chilling Halloween night. Publication date: September 4, 2012!
Saint Melissa The Mottled - Saint Melissa was canonized not for her performance of healing miracles
and martyrdom, but despite (or because of?) her Miracles of
Destruction—rough-and-tumble hijinks and dabbles in the supernatural.
Instead of the skills proper young ladies studied, Saint Melissa was
adept at the bringing on of migraines, the refinement of lust, and the
involutions of penmanship and calligrams. And as Gorey wrote, "letters
she wrote are still to be delivered, traps she set are still to be
sprung, pronouncements she devised are still to be promulgated, objects
she hid are still to be found." Publication date: October 30, 2012!