Adam McOmber is the author of My House Gathers Desires: Stories (BOA Editions 2016), The White Forest: A Novel (Touchstone 2012) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA Editions 2011). His work has appeared recently in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review and Diagram.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Books

My House Gathers Desires

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Adam McOmber’s lush, hallucinatory stories are both familiar and wholly original. Drawn from the historical record, Biblical lore, fairy tales, science fiction, and nightmares, these offbeat and fantastical works explore gender (more…)

The White Forest

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Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret ― an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of man-made objects ― and this talent isolates her from the outside world. (more…)

This New & Poisonous Air

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Blending historical fiction with fantasy and the macabre, Adam McOmber’s debut short story collection brings the influence of Angela Carter, Isak Dinesen, and Edgar Allan Poe to the next generation. In “The Automatic Garden,” a solitary architect from the court at (more…)

Praise

The White Forest drips with the dark and gothic chills of Victorian London. Adam McOmber will keep you up nights with this eerie tale that grafts mystery to myth. A spooky and original novel.

Keith Donohue author of The Stolen Child and Centuries of June

This delightful, sometimes spooky, always intelligent and exciting novel is truly a work of an imagination at the height of its (often astonishing) powers. Adam McOmber takes us deep into a magical world that resembles our own, one that is set in Victorian England, which it’s clear from page one was meticulously researched, and doesn’t release us until long after we read the last paragraph. . . . The White Forest is a very satisfying, always suspenseful and surprising page-turner . . . and beautifully written too. Adam McOmber has offered us a work of fiction that is unlike any other I have read, and I’m recommending it to every reader I know.

Christine Sneed author of Little Known Facts