Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through her exclusive boarding school, fantasy and reality mingle into a waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of adolescence.And at the centre of it all is the question: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator trapped in her own fevered imagination?
Rachel Klein received her BA and MA degrees in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards for both translation and short story. Her work has been published in the Chicago Review and the Literary Review. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Allen and Unwin
Author: Rachel Klein