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The Unheimlich Manoeuvre by Tracy Fahey


The Unheimlich Manoeuvre explores the psychological horror that occurs when home is subverted as a place of safety, when it becomes surreal, changes and even disappears…

In these stories, a coma patient wakes to find herself replaced by a doppelgänger, a ghost state reflects doubles of both houses and inhabitants, a suburban enclave takes control of its trespassers, and a beaten woman exacts revenge.

Just as the Heimlich Manoeuvre restores order, health and well-being, The Unheimlich Manoeuvre does quite the opposite.

This new edition contains revised versions of the original stories and a brand new tale, Something Nasty In The Woodshed.

"A modern-day gothic whose Kafkaesque otherworldly stories are beautifully disturbing." - Lol Tolhurst, The Cure


“It is, quite simply, pure art, and we can only wonder what works this writer will produce in the coming years.” – This Is Horror


“This a very assured first collection…. Although there are twists, Tracy Fahey never plays for cheap shocks.” – Priya Sharma, Shirley Jackson Award winner

The Unheimlich Manoeuvre Deluxe Edition (Hardback)

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This new Deluxe Edition contains all of the material in The Unheimlich Manoeuvre as well as Fahey’s essay ‘Creative Evocations of Uncanny Domestic Spaces,’ five additional stories, an original print and piece, ‘Remembering Wildgoose Lodge,’ and complete story notes for all tales featured in this edition.

"This book is a masterpiece of horror, of the strange and uncanny, of the things best left unsaid." - STORGY

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