Crowsong for the Stricken is a prismatic novel consisting of twelve pieces orbiting the uncanny events in an isolated Midwestern village. Are the events the work of the divine or the demonic? Is there a more human explanation? The answer may depend on the order in which one encounters the various pieces. Among them is the award-winning title story, which was published in an illustrated edition by Flyleaf Journal. Central to the book is the crowlike figure of Plague, who haunts the villagers, especially the children. More than anything, though, it is a village of secrets–secrets people keep from each other, and secrets they keep from themselves. The novel is a prime example of the burgeoning literary style known as Midwestern Gothic.
“We were absolutely enchanted by your story and its unique premise of a small town plagued both by disease and paranoia. The style of the language and the overall tone seemed to harken back to the stalwarts of the literary fantasy and horror genres like Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson.” — Editors, Flyleaf Journal