In Search Of and Others
“Hauntingly beautiful…exquisite craftsmanship makes this a timeless classic for those seeking asylum from formulaic prose.”
– Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“Mundane reality mixes with the magical and the macabre in this scintillating collection of speculative fiction. Ludwigsen’s well-wrought, entertaining tales feel like a mashup of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, and his evocative, whip-smart prose steeps readers in a realism that’s mordantly funny and matter-of-fact but glimmering with whimsy and horror that leaks around the edges. Ludwigsen’s creepy, comic world reveals plenty about our own.”
– Kirkus, starred review
A house inches eight hundred miles to confess its horrible crime. The last resident of a mental institution discovers he’s not alone. A middle-schooler performs an experiment to determine how much time we fit in dreams. Boys looking for wonder find more than they’re expecting in the Adirondacks with Charles Fort. A detective learns everything he’s ever wanted to know…and some things he hasn’t. In Will Ludwigsen’s short stories of strangeness and mystery, the universe has a way of being weird in just the ways we need it to be. There are answers to many of our deepest questions…and they’re usually far more personal than we expect. What are you in search of? And what is in search of you?