Eutopia by David Nickle
A Novel of Terrible Optimism

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That ambiguity may be a letdown for readers expecting a gory catharsis, but it gives the story a resonance that simply throwing open the creaking door wouldn’t have had, as well as adding to the force of the moral prophecy.
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1911. Eutopia follows Jason Thistledown and Dr. Andrew Waggoner as together and alone, they delve into the secrets of Eliada—industrialist Garrison Harper's attempt to incubate a perfect community on the edge of the dark woods and mountains of northern Idaho.
 

About David Nickle

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DAVID NICKLE Is a Toronto-based author and journalist whose fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series and the Queer Fear series. Some of it has been collected in his book of stories, Monstrous Affections. His first solo novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, led the National Post to call him “a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King” and the novel was a finalist for the Compton Crook, Aurora, and Sunburst Awards in 2012. His most recent novel, Rasputin’s Bastards, was called “supernatural eeriness at its best” by Library Journal. His next novel, The ’Geisters, will be released by ChiZine Publications in June 2013. In addition to writing fiction, Nickle also works as a reporter, covering Toronto municipal politics for a chain of community newspapers.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by ChiZine. 400 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alex Good on Apr 22 2011

That ambiguity may be a letdown for readers expecting a gory catharsis, but it gives the story a resonance that simply throwing open the creaking door wouldn’t have had, as well as adding to the force of the moral prophecy.

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