Urban Creatures skirts the edge of reality, dexterously defying form and genre. Primal urges feed on the city, stalking its inhabitants. From a psychotherapist gorging on tragedy, to a predatory hair thief, and a grief-stricken father’s search for his lost daughter, humanity’s subterranean secrets and shames are unearthed. Urban survival makes creatures of us all. Sarah Gray's short stories shift from the unsettling to the surreal to the frightening, all cut through with her characteristic black humor.
A Love Story
All Together Now
Sucking the Life
Sarah writes beautifully and he sense of foreboding and unease is brilliantly conveyed. It echoes Mary Shelly or Edgar Allen Poe. –Clare Balding, award-winning broadcaster, journalist. and author
Brilliant on so many levels. It can't fail to engage you! –Helena Frith Powell, international bestselling author
Urban Creatures contains finely wrought explorations of urban dread. Gods of Anxiety produce panic attacks while vampires work as palliative care therapists. The stories are all therapy, of a sort, with death a constant lingering presence. Comforting, in a way; the kind of private, personal work that looks right into your soul. Beautifully written and beautifully illustrated, Urban Creatures takes you to dark places while reassuring you that you’re not alone. –Zack Davisson, author of Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan & Yurei: The Japanese Ghost