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Tempting Providence and Other Stories
Jonathan Thomas
Hippocampus Press, $20, 264 pages, ISBN: 9780984480203
reviewed by Barry Hunter

Providence, the home to H. P. Lovecraft and his sense of eerie and dread, but would he recognize it today? Has it changed or is it still the home of sinister events? Thomas shows us here that whatever you think, it is still home to literary pleasures and uncommon stories.

Sometimes a backpacker might end up in a strange place, especially when he ends up wearing "Dead Menís Shoes". Justin is having a gallery show of his work and ends up following some of Lovecraftís footsteps and finds out about "Tempting Providence". In "A Different Kind of Heartworm" it seems that some secrets in a marriage are better to remain secrets. "The Lord of the Animals" shows how love of a pet can continue on.

Have you ever searched for an extremely rare album? Find out what happens to Craig as he finds the "Power of Midnight". Other tales show that no matter what the locale, Providence is a state of mind and writing ability. Thomas shows that he has both and I look forward to his future offerings.

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