Mapping the Interior
- Narrated by: Eric G Dove
- Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-14-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Journalstone Publishing
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Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings listeners a spine-tingling Native American horror novella.
Walking through his own house at night, a 15-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.
The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you'd rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them...at terrible cost.
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By Eddie Generous on 10-04-17
A Near-Perfect Ghost Story
Unnerving Magazine Review
Generally, Stephen Graham Jones has a voice that is rare and is often extraordinary in its delivery, particularly concerning the depiction of everyday humans in natural settings.
I Mapping the Interior, things are in place. Things are realistic. The rest builds on this foundation and become supernatural, unraveling in a way that makes you wonder if it's fiction at all.
Mapping the Interior is a triumph in a tiny package. It’s intriguing and engaging, informative in such a way that spirals the yarn from everyday ghost story into a tall tale ready to span generations and travel from campfire to campfire until it’s happening to you.
It’s a somber beginning, quiet until it’s not and the dogs are there right behind, nipping at heels, snapping for boy-meat morsels. It covers so many angles well in so few words that I am in awe. It would be a surprise if this isn’t the best novella I ‘read’ in 2017 once the year is through.
Outside my norm, I asked JournalStone for the audio of this one specifically because I was such a fan of Mongrels. Typically, you can’t expect lightning to strike in such a way twice, and certainly not two releases so close together.
This is story so good, I listened to it twice, I don't know that it needs a more convincing point than that.
Notes specific to this version: it is under three hours to listen to and the narrator does a fantastic job handling the accent.