Every angel is 
terrifying.

And yet, still, I 
summon you,

almost deadly birds 
of the soul.

For I know you.

                      —Rilke

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Cowslip
by Kirk Sigurdson

Julia Fleischer is about to hit the big time. She's just been signed to a major record label and the studio is ready to capture her voice for millions to hear.

   But when a mysterious illness comes out of nowhere, Julia's bright future clouds over. The symptoms grow more and more alarming until she finds herself confronted by terrifying, wondrous visions. Ultimately, they become insights, affording a glimpse into the true nature of success—both in this life and beyond.

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“Funny, poignant, outrageous, horrific. Weaving prose with unerring suppleness and force, Sigurdson sends readers on an emotional roller-coaster that's hard to forget. He makes a difference in American prose fiction of the twenty-first century.”    -S.T. Joshi

"This is a book about a young woman who's on the verge of rockstardom when she comes down with a brain disease. Weird and freaky shit proceeds to happen to her. It's good. Read it."  kerminator(24/25) from Vancouver, British Columbia, April 23, 2004 (bookcrossing.com).

"Sigurdson does an expert job of suspending our disbelief and seriously creeping us out. Ultimately, it's a love story, but with a backdrop of hard-driving, cranked-up-to-11 music; afloat in gin and champagne; tripping on smack; ... and always, always the shadow creatures just under the surface." Paige Terneur

 


Kirk Sigurdson's writings have appeared in The Portland Review and Lovecraft Studies. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches writing. Kirk holds a Master's degree in English literature from NYU.


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Cowslip $14 trade paperback, 283 pages
ISBN 0-9722893-0-5
July 2003

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