Palindrome Hannah by Michael Bailey

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Enter a cruel palindrome world: a symmetric place where disturbing situations displace the common; where good acts transmute to evil ones; where windows and mirrors are interchangable. Within, characters influence each other through macabre arrangements of involuntary happenstance, and learn the inevitabilities of coincidence. A segmented story of a mother and daughter intertwines the others. This hidden sixth story, assembled from the five separate narratives, uncovers the sad life of a child who carries a palindrome name, and her struggling teenage mother. With five stories heading one direction, and Hannah traveling the opposite, the story unfolds like a palindrome. A puzzle within a puzzle.

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Michael Bailey is a nonlinear horror novelist. Palindrome Hannah, his first novel, was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Awards. His follow-up novel, Phoenix Rose, was listed for the National Best Book Awards for horror fiction and was a finalist for the International Book Awards. Scales and Petals, his short story collection, won the same award for short fiction. Pellucid Lunacy, an anthology of psychological horror published under his Written Backwards imprint, won for anthologies. His short fiction and poetry can be found in various anthologies and magazines around the world. He is currently working on his third novel, Psychotropic Dragon, a new short story collection, Inkblots and Blood Spots, and tossing around ideas for a second themed anthology. You can visit him online at
Published October 17, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 318 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Novelist, short story author and poet Bailey’s (Phoenix Rose, 2009) first novel, a finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for horror fiction, is contemporary literary horror, an energizing departure from gothic or romantic pastiche and genre favorites of witches, creatures and demonic ...

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