Cover Reveal: EYNHALLOW
Eynhallow comes alive February 22nd, 2024! In the meantime we’re revealing the cover and launching the preorder.
The book has already received a starred review from Booklist and film and TV rights are being represented by Rich Green from the Gotham Group.
ORKNEY ISLANDS, 1797 – Agnes Tulloch feels a little cheated. This windswept place is not the island paradise her husband promised it to be when they wed. Now with four young children, she struggles to provide for her family while her husband grows increasingly distant.
When a stranger comes ashore to rent an abandoned cottage, Agnes and the other islanders are abuzz with curiosity. Who is this wealthy foreigner and why on earth would he come to Eynhallow? Her curiosity is soon replaced with vexation when her husband hires her out as cook and washerwoman, leaving Agnes with no say in the matter. Agnes begrudgingly befriends this aristocrat-in-exile; a mercurial scientist who toils night and day on some secret pursuit. Despite herself, she’s drawn to his dark, brooding charm. And who is this Byronic stranger sweeping Agnes off her feet? His name is Frankenstein and he’s come to this remote isle to fulfill a monstrous obligation.
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INSPIRATION FOR EYNHALLOW
Who was the Bride of Frankenstein, the creature intended to be the mate of Frankenstein’s monster? Strangely, Mary Shelley gives us no clues to her identity. Forced to comply with the Creature’s demands for a mate, Victor Frankenstein travels to a sparsely populated island in the Orkneys to repeat his experiment and create a female creature. However, unlike his first creation, here there is no mention of grave robbing or collecting body parts. He simply gets to work. So who was she? Where did Frankenstein find the raw material to create her?
Author Tim McGregor comments, “At first I thought this was an oversight on the author’s part, but now I think Mary intentionally left a little mystery for readers (and nosy writers) to ponder and speculate. James Whale provided us with one idea in his 1935 classic film, The Bride of Frankenstein. My answer became a little story called Eynhallow.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“An excellent example of the very best of the popular historical and retelling horror tropes.”—Booklist starred review
“Richly atmospheric with gorgeous prose and an unforgettable heroine. A gift to monster lovers everywhere, Eynhallow is a new classic.” —Rachel Harrison, national bestselling author of Cackle and Black Sheep
“The horror of Eynhallow is a gothic hurricane battering our bookshelves. Pray it makes landfall near you.” —Clay McLeod Chapman, author of What Kind of Mother and Ghost Eaters
“Tim McGregor has grafted something truly unexpected and haunting from the sinew of Mary Shelley’s venerated classic, Frankenstein. Eynhallow is masterful and exquisitely written with a vision wholly unique to its tar-black soul.” —Eric LaRocca, author of Everything the Darkness Eats
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The illustration on the cover is a classic anatomy drawing by Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871) and has been used with the permission of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. He was a painter and lithographer who collaborated with Jean Marc Bourgery on an anatomical atlas. His work set new standards for the illustration of medical texts and he made significant contributions to the art of lithography.