I am pleased to announce that my debut horror novel The Bone Mother will be published by ChiZine Publications in July 2017.
From the Publishers Weekly starred review: “This extraordinary debut novel crosses borders and boundaries, stretching across continents and years in a series of interwoven stories and vignettes….Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose. These stories read like beautiful and brutal nightmares, sharply disquieting, and are made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded.”
Three neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind – and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary – they tell their stories and confront their destinies.
I can’t wait to share this all-too-timely story, and these amazing characters, with you.
A staged version, The Thimble Factory, was presented in Toronto at Videofag in October 2015. For more information, including an excerpt in both English and Russian, visit The Thimble Factory event site.