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Our Own Unique Affliction by Scott J. Moses

Our Own Unique Affliction by Scott J. Moses

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Our Own Unique Affliction is the story of Alice Ann, a dejected immortal who longs for her life in the sun. Navigating guilt, loss, family, meaning, murder, and all that comes with the curse of living forever. An existential bleak, quiet until it's not, hallucination on duality, rife with fangs, empathy, blood, and grief.

"Unexpected and grim, Scott J. Moses' Our Own Unique Affliction is the most inventive and bombastically gruesome vampire story I've read since The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector. An exquisitely written meditation on grief, family, and trauma told with such empathy and care. I feel broken after reading this book, and I applaud Scott for obliterating my soul with such grace and tenderness."
- Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Other Misfortunes

"Scott Moses writes from a place of pure empathy, the result of which is a story that pulls the reader in with deceptive ease, putting them through the emotional wringer, culling fear from every page. A tightly written fever dream of bloodlust and family ties, grief, rage and the eternal hunt."
- Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Below

"Moses gives us not only complicated and relatable characters, but also cinematic scene-setting coated with pathos and grit. Our Own Unique Affliction forces readers to face that often circumstance is the only thing separating us from the monsters."
- J.A.W. McCarthy, Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of Sometime We’re Cruel and Other Stories

"Moses tenders a vampire's origin and fate in the skin of a mood-soaked tragedy, embraced by bloody nights and unyielding regrets. Fans of Paul Tremblay's The Pallbearers Club should sink their fangs in before sunrise."
- Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth

"An interesting psychological twist on the vampire narrative. Definitely a fun read."
- Charlene Elsby, author of Hexis, Psychros, Menis
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Mark Mackey
Our Own Unique Affliction review

A well-written book. Had interesting characters.

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Rachel Clements
Beautiful and Heartbreaking

This is a beautifully written novella about a vampire named Alice Ann and her sister Hannah Grace. They have been vampires since the 19th century. Throughout the novella, Alice Ann remembers her parents and the farm she lived at before her parents were murdered and she and her sister were turned, as well as grieves for past and present losses. Some of the major themes in this book are grief, loss, and family (both blood and chosen). This has now become one of my favorite vampire books. And even though I very much enjoy vampire books that have sex and romance, I appreciate that this novella contains no sex and very little romance. I will definitely reread this soon and seek out more of Scott J. Moses's work.

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