"Curtis M. Lawson conducts an eloquent,page-turning symphony of destruction. A brave, singular vision of unbridled rage." - Evans Light, author of SCREAMSCAPES
Published: September 9th, 2019
Great art demands sacrifice.
Lucien Beaumont is a teenage misfit and musical prodigy ostracized by his peers and haunted by familial tragedy. When he discovers an unfinished song composed by his dead father—a song that holds terrible power—Lucien becomes obsessed. As he chases after the secret nature of his father's music, the line between gruesome fantasy and real life violence begins to blur.
To complete his father's work Lucien believes that he and his group of outcast friends must appease a demonic force trapped within the music with increasingly sadistic offerings. As things spiral out of control he finds that the cost of his art will be the lives of everyone around him, and perhaps his very soul.
"This is about knowing there is something pure and worthwhile in the world and in yourself, and respecting that,regardless of the mediocre and the spiteful." - William Holloway, author of THE IMMORTAL BODY
"To call it controversial would be an understatement when you consider the world we live in today, but it's the book we need." - Zakary McGaha, author of SOOTHING THE SAVAGE SWAMP BEAST
"An utterly original story that succeeds on the micro level with Curtis M. Lawson's expertly realized Swift River High, and on the macro level in the same vein of Lovecraft's most dread-inspiring tales of cosmic horror, Black Heart Boys'Choir is razor-sharp, relentlessly chilling, and will cut you like the abruptly-severed string of a fiendishly-played violin." - Christa Carmen, author of SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLOOD-SOAKED
About the author:
Curtis M. Lawson is a writer of unapologetically weird, dark fiction and poetry. His work includes Black Heart Boys' Choir, It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, and The Devoured.
Curtis is a member of the Horror Writer's Association, and the organizer of the Wyrd live horror reading series. He lives in Salem, MA with his wife and their son. When he is not writing, Curtis enjoys tabletop RPGs, underground music, playing guitar, and the ocean