Ghoul N' the Cape by Josh Malerman - hardcvr
Ghoul N' the Cape by Josh Malerman - hardcvr
Ghoul N' the Cape by Josh Malerman - hardcvr
Earthling Publications

Ghoul N' the Cape by Josh Malerman - hardcvr

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Hefty hardcover format.  Gorgeous!!!  Highly recommended!

Artwork by David Palumbo, Introduction by Peter Atkins, Afterword by Josh Malerman.

The true first printing first edition of bestselling and Stoker Award-winning author Josh Malerman’s genre-spanning, epic adventure!

“The Naught is nigh,” the Cape tells Ghoul in a dark corner of a Manhattan tavern. The Naught – who the Cape claims to be a nefarious celestial entity capable of tipping the balance of good and bad for all on Earth.

They must leave at once, travel west. Will Ghoul go with him? Will Ghoul help the Cape outpace this horror while spreading the word of its arrival to all and everyone they meet?

So begins the adventure of a lifetime, as Ghoul and the Cape travel across America and beyond, picking up other eccentrics along the way, even as they duck the Naught’s many dark agents:

A destructor the size of a planet.

A man made entirely of flowing blood.

A knife that reflects Time and Space as it cuts.

From a haunted jail and a cowboy graveyard, to the home of the most famous actress in the world and the barge as it carries the Statue of Liberty to America, Ghoul n’ the Cape — equal parts thriller and meditation — is about people becoming more than what they thought themselves capable of being, about man’s place in the modern world: a world facing the irrevocable alterations of the Naught. An interstellar story, a slasher story, a late-bloomer coming-of-age story, and an American story, too. An unclassifiable, epic experience that promises to change the titular duo…even as it changes those who read it.


  • Cover and 7 interior color paintings by David Palumbo
  • 7x10” oversized edition
  • Offset printed on acid-free 60# paper
  • Smyth sewing
  • Ribbon page marker
  • Fine endsheets
  • Introduction by Peter Atkins
  • Afterword by Josh Malerman
  • Only 1000 numbered and 26 lettered deluxe hardcovers will be produced
  • Estimated to weigh over 4 pounds and clock in at 750 pages!

Praise for Ghoul N’ the Cape!

"Phantasmagoric. Euphoric. Hallucinogenic. Picaresque. Ghoul n' the Cape transcends horror. It's funny and dramatic and wry and emotional. It will make you fall in love all over again with big, sprawling novels."
—John F.D. Taff

"Scheherezade possessed by the future ghost of Hunter S. Thompson while dancing the Rite of Spring all the way to its gory, inevitable end? Closest I can get. Ghoul n’ the Cape is story about story, it’s every story all at once, and it is dizzying, kinetic, and relentlessly alive."
—Glen Hirshberg

"An encyclopedia of the uncanny in the form of a road movie, Josh Malerman’s extraordinary Ghoul N’ The Cape is by turns terrifying and funny, wry and poignant, angry and amused. It’s a cornucopia of stories lived, imagined, and retold by a cast of unforgettable characters as they meet, part, and reconnect, fleeing from horror and rushing to love. What’s your taste in the macabre? Cinematic set-piece thrill rides? Quiet creeping dread? Haunting melancholia? Get in the car and hit the road with these guys and, whatever your flavor, you’ll get your fill. But get in quick. Because something terrible’s right behind you and it’s coming fast."
—Peter Atkins