Wicked Temper Creation is the big one. The one you dare not miss. The one your fevered dreams are made of.
In the long and jagged shadow of Riddle Top lies a darkling mountain world–a world of unholy mirth and madness, of gods and demons you never knew existed.
“Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?” ~ William Peter Blatty
Wicked Temper Creation is a towering, epic, and incredible Creation. A tapestry of Southern lives and Appalachian lore in the form and tradition of Pulp Fiction, The Martian Chronicles, Winesburg Ohio, The Illustrated Man, and Spoon River Anthology–the kind of sweeping and vast book described by visionary author Ray Bradbury as “a novel in stories”. With hundreds of pages of never-before-published episodes and material, entwined and centered around the haunted region which surrounds the fearsome mountain known below as Riddle Top,
Wicked Temper Creation also includes an intricately plotted parade of classic Thornhorn chapters such as Johabeth’s Holler, The Axman’s Shift, Turpitude, The Hole And Dobber’s Head (the longest fiction ever published in The Oxford American Magazine), culminating in the unforgettable climactic Southern Gothic classic, Wicked Temper. (If you’ve already read the short novel Wicked Temper, you will soon realize you have only scratched the surface of this disturbing yet delightfully weird world.)
“One of the South’s wildest new voices.” ~ The Oxford American
Opening with the lyric and foreboding chapter Who Child, these Thornhorn folk and their tales unfold and are interwoven as originally envisioned by the author, including vignettes like 3 Angels, Earla Vi, The Iceman’s Blues, and Up Coffin Holler. This is a must-read for readers and fans of author Randy Thornhorn.
Finally, we are provided the full canvas of lovers and misfits and the lost mountain world that surrounds Riddle Top. Finally, we learn the full events, the phantoms and mysteries, that led to the acclaimed follow-up novel with two continued characters that inhabit The Kestrel Waters (A Tale of Love and Devil), which was chosen Best General Fiction Novel finalist by the 2015 Indie Book Awards.
From the introductory page:
“Here lies Wicked Temper as it were and were always meant to be.” ~ Randy Thornhorn