The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette
A Novel

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Winnette has conjured a profoundly unsettling story from the murky depths of his imagination; once it clicks, giggles, and slithers into your mind, it’s nearly impossible to dislodge.
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“A witty and grisly gothic unlike anything I’ve ever read. You should absolutely read this.”
—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble



A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up.



A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.

 

About Colin Winnette

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Colin Winnette is the author of Revelation (Mutable Sound), Animal Collection (Spork Press), and Fondly (Attics Books)—listed among Salon.com’s Best Books of 2013. His fourth book, Coyote, won Les Figues Press’s NOS Book Contest and is forthcoming in 2014. His other prizes include the Sonora Review’s 2012 Short Short Fiction Contest and Heavy Feather Review’s Featured Chapbook Contest (for Follow Through). He was also a finalist for the 1913 Press First Book Award and Gulf Coast Magazine’s Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.
 
Published January 1, 2018 by Soft Skull Press. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Oct 16 2017

Winnette has conjured a profoundly unsettling story from the murky depths of his imagination; once it clicks, giggles, and slithers into your mind, it’s nearly impossible to dislodge.

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