Dark water runs deep…
By Koji Suzuki
Hardcover, 288 pages, 5.75 x 8.5 inches
978-1-932234-10-7 / 1-932234-10-1
U.S.$21.95 / CAN$24.95
Trade Paperback, 288 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches
978-1-932234-22-0 / 1-932234-22-5
U.S.$13.95 / CAN$18.95
Trash and Water: An abusive playboy dumps his pregnant girlfriend on an abandoned island. A callous husband who can’t figure out why his fishing boat won’t run properly will check the pipes and face the horror of his own behavior. A conniving couple will take their unassuming friend out on a yacht to rope him into a pyramid scheme, but the murky waters won’t let them succeed.
A haunting collection of short stories from Koji Suzuki, one of Japan’s most celebrated popular writers and the author of the smash thriller Ring, which spawned the hit film and sequels. The first story in this collection has been adapted to film (Dark Water, Walter Salles), and another, “Adrift,” is currently in production with Dimension Films.
“Solitary Isle” has been picked up by 20th Century Fox with George Romero attached as director.
“An excellent short story collection… The stories are not easily classifiable, veering between fantasy, horror, and mystery, but I can guarantee the level of suspense will give your heart a good workout.”
—The New York Sun
“Suzuki is called the Stephen King of his country, but that’s not really accurate; King isn’t nearly as adept at creating complex characters, explaining scientific principles or writing the kind of dialogue that might actually be spoken by humans.”
—Las Vegas Mercury
“After a veritable drought of themed short story collections, Suzuki’s series of water-based tales is more refreshing than the reader will suspect.”
—Rick Kleffel, Agony Column