Swedish Cults by Anders Fager - tpbk
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Swedish Cults by Anders Fager - tpbk

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Trade Paperback.  A mad read!!! Highly recommended!  Werewolves, mutant godmonster vs. young women coming into their own, and more!  Big thanks to Valancourt for translating this book into English so we all get to read these wild stories.

Translated by Ian Lemke and Henning Koch

Forget everything you think you know about Sweden. In Anders Fager’s stories, Sweden is revealed as a place where dark and unimaginable things happen. Where deep in the woods bloody sacrifices are made to ancient and monstrous deities. Where two young people’s road trip to visit their grandmother takes a turn for the bizarre and nightmarish. Where a woman’s comfortable middle-class life is suddenly upended when her boyfriend develops a mysterious illness that leaves him with a constant erection and speaking in strange tongues. Where an avant garde artist discovers the veil that separates Stockholm from the shadowy city of Carcosa.

First published in Sweden in 2009, Swedish Cults
 has become an underground horror phenomenon in its native country and has also appeared in Italy and France, where its publisher described it as ‘Swedish Lovecraft on acid’. This first-ever English edition makes this cornerstone volume of modern Scandinavian horror available at long last to a wider audience.


"Fager successfully sets the cosmic horror of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos in his native Sweden in this unsettling collection of nine stories, proving that in the hands of an imaginative author the familiar concept of monstrous gods from other dimensions is as terrifying as ever."
—Publishers Weekly

"Swedish Cults is the ultimate classic of Nordic horror, comparable to what Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood was for English readers in the 1980s."
—Marko Hautala, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of The Black Tongue