“This richly-told tale is haunting and heartbreaking in equal measure. Hazel’s story will rip you apart, but her indomitable courage against the oppressive forces in the world will also give you hope. A truly marvelous achievement.” —Gwendolyn Kiste, Lambda Literary and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Reluctant Immortals and The Rust Maidens

“Exquisitely written and profoundly melancholic, Cécile Guillot’s Lullaby is a poignant and equally haunting portrait of trauma and injustice that will inevitably linger in the minds of all who are privileged enough to experience this gem of a book.” —Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

Hazel loves writing horror stories, and wants to become a writer. She falls for her lovely neighbor Blanche, but when her parents discover her various inclinations, they are outraged and decide to commit her to Montrose Asylum.

There she meets the fiery Jo and the fragile Lulla. The three of them follow a mysterious lullaby which calls out in the dark, leading them to an abandoned garden…and a nightmare they may not escape from.

“Reminiscent of The Bell Jar, Lullaby is a gorgeous, gothic fairytale that highlights the very real torment of institutionalized women of the twentieth century. I read it in one sitting!” —Dawn Kurtagich, author of The Dead House and Teeth in the Mist

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Product Details:

Author: Cécile Guillot

Publication Date: January 5, 2024


Paperback: $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $12.95

Electronic: $4.95

Print Length: 72 pages

Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone