Victoria NelsonMay 31, 2023
MIT Press 2021
Tariq Goddard (author, publisher and co-founder of Repeater Books) speaks with Victoria Nelson about her book Neighbor George.
Do you know the language of the birds?
Summer, 1979: A lonely young woman housesitting for her aunt and uncle in an isolated bohemian enclave finds troubling reminders of a past family tragedy surfacing in odd and unsettling ways. When a mysterious man moves in next door, Dovey hopes for a romance like the ones in the novels she secretly devours. But a dark truth hidden since childhood erupts shockingly in a violent otherworldly intrusion, catapulting her into a desperate struggle for her life and sanity.
Set in a haunted northern California landscape populated by poets, New Agers, stoners, and burnouts, Neighbor George is a deeply atmospheric story of psychological horror enacted in the liminal space where the natural collides with the supernatural.
Produced by Sam Kelly; Mixed by Samantha Doyle; Soundtrack by Kristen Gallerneaux