Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity

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After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Dr. Julian Darius obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. His controversial dissertation, the novel NIRA/SUSSA, is also available from Martian Lit.

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, he founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (, an organization devoted to promoting comic books as a legitimate art form. He writes for Sequart's website, has authored books on Batman Begins and classic DC Comics stories, and has produced documentary films for the organization.

He currently lives in Illinois.

Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity

Authored by Julian Darius

In the title story, a man's girlfriend gives birth while visiting her sick aunt in New Mexico. When he goes to visit them and his newborn child, he discovers his girlfriend's Native American heritage... and has a hallucinatory experience that will haunt their relationship for years to come.

Also included is "Inherited Things," a short and disturbing vampire story starring two generations of the wealthy Sedgwick family.

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Publication Date:
1475198183 / 9781475198188
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Horror / General

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