An important work of post-modern feminist horror, American Monsters is a poignant, angry volume about predation, the corruption of the rave scene, and empowerment through trauma-related super-abilities. The first section of American Monsters is The Succubi Sideshow, a series of compelling vignettes introducing a wide range of characters. You'll find no happy, well-balanced individuals in this disturbing gallery. In the second section, The Phantastic Carnival, the Monsters are brought together through the murderous designs of a soul-hungry goddess. What could be a better lure for a big haul of youthful life-force than a spectacular Halloween party in a peculiar hill-top mansion? Non-Fiction, the third and final section of American Monsters, is a collection of moving and insightful essays. Packed with horror homages, American Monsters is a book for adventurous readers - ones who are not scared of non-traditional narratives, of evil smog-goddesses, or of women turning the tables.
Sezin Koehler is a half American/half Sri Lankan adult Third Culture Kid whose resume of living abroad includes Sri Lanka, Zambia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, California, Switzerland, France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Germany, and now calls Lighthouse Point, Florida home. For the moment.
Sezin looks to Stephen King, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, Amy Tan, "Alice In Wonderland", "The Wizard of Oz", and "The Neverending Story" as great sources of inspiration, as well as a constant stream of horror films and television.
Reader, screenwriter, blogger, researcher, dancer, astrologer and photographer, Sezin writes horror fiction, fairy tales for grown ups, anecdotes about being an expat, movie and book reviews as well as academic theory about Lady Gaga.