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Mapping the Interior is a horrifying, inward-looking novella from Stephen Graham Jones that Paul Tremblay calls "emotionally raw, disturbing, creepy, and brilliant".

Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings listeners a spine-tingling Native American horror novella.

Walking through his own house at night, a 15-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you'd rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them...at terrible cost.

©2017 Stephen Graham Jones (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing

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A fantastic tragedy

I love this book. It is one thing to miss a father, another to fear a dad who has returned from the dead... When the man who’s supposed to protect his family instead feeds on his children what’s a twelve year old boy to do?

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I'm shook.

I both read and then listened to Mapping the Interior because I didn't know how to feel about it after I first finished reading it.
It really tugged my heartstrings. It felt relatable and I easily got emotionally invested in the characters. It left me feeling conflicted, which is why I gave it a second read--because it affected me. After mapping the interior of my own brain on this, I think all the "feels" it gave me (good/bad) is what made it brilliant.

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wonderful!

loved it! one of the best stories I have read in a really long time! buy it now!

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A Near-Perfect Ghost Story

Unnerving Magazine Review
Generally, Stephen Graham Jones has a voice that is rare and is often extraordinary in its delivery, particularly concerning the depiction of everyday humans in natural settings.
I Mapping the Interior, things are in place. Things are realistic. The rest builds on this foundation and become supernatural, unraveling in a way that makes you wonder if it's fiction at all.
Mapping the Interior is a triumph in a tiny package. It’s intriguing and engaging, informative in such a way that spirals the yarn from everyday ghost story into a tall tale ready to span generations and travel from campfire to campfire until it’s happening to you.
It’s a somber beginning, quiet until it’s not and the dogs are there right behind, nipping at heels, snapping for boy-meat morsels. It covers so many angles well in so few words that I am in awe. It would be a surprise if this isn’t the best novella I ‘read’ in 2017 once the year is through.
Outside my norm, I asked JournalStone for the audio of this one specifically because I was such a fan of Mongrels. Typically, you can’t expect lightning to strike in such a way twice, and certainly not two releases so close together.
This is story so good, I listened to it twice, I don't know that it needs a more convincing point than that.
Notes specific to this version: it is under three hours to listen to and the narrator does a fantastic job handling the accent.