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Cover Reveal: BENEATH A PALE SKY by Philip Fracassi

Coming from Lethe Press, Summer 2021

Paperback, eBook and Audiobook

Introduction by Josh Malerman


A Collection

BENEATH A PALE SKY collects eight stories of horror, including an original novella, that will take you from the high-security ward of a mental hospital to the top of a Ferris Wheel on an ocean pier. These stories will bury you in the rubble of an earthquake, pull back the veil on a soul’s journey into the afterlife, and turn a small midwestern town into the secret domain of cross-dimensional gods. Combining old-school horror with the modern weird, BENEATH A PALE SKY will take you places you’ve never been before, and show you sights you won’t soon forget.

Previously published stories within the collection have received praise from New York Times bestselling authors such as Josh Malerman, who called Soda Jerk “an instant classic,” and Jack Ketchum, who said that Fragile Dreams was “…harrowing…and claustrophobic as hell.”


Lethe is excited to release Fracassi's newest collection of chilling fiction. Fans of cosmic horror will have much to sup on in these eight tales. The supernatural intrudes upon a wedding; a pier becomes the site of tragedy; a collapsed building is only the start of the nightmare for those trapped in the ruins; a scientist who makes the discovery of a lifetime, only to find out that what he’s unearthed has dire consequences not only for himself, but for all of mankind.





"The Wheel"

"Soda Jerk"




"Fragile Dreams"

"Death, My Old Friend"


Paperback, 258 pages


"...highlights the author’s skill at capturing disasters, gore, and cosmic horror." - Publishers Weekly


"This is a must-read collection for those who enjoy horror in its short form by authors who can morph two-dimensional words on the page into very real terror from which readers cannot hide, even if they want to." - Booklist




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