AN IDEAL RETREAT is now up for advance preorder (available only to people who ordered the last Dim Shores release, Daniel Braum’s YETI. TIGER. DRAGON.) until November 2 when preorder opens for everybody.
AN IDEAL RETREAT is a novella of about 28,000 words, so I’m guessing the book will be 100-125 pages. The expected publication date is late November.
Dim Shores describes the story as follows:
Noone goes to check on an old rundown cabin belonging to her husband’s family and finds instead a beautiful vacation home filled with elegant furniture and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. Seeing a respite from her troubled marriage, Noone decides to stay for a little while despite some unease. Are strange things really happening in the impossible house or is it just all the wine and pills?
The line I used to pitch the story to Dim Shores in the first place:
“The glamorous and perfected material idealism of Architectural Digest and Dwell magazines, seen in the distorting mirror of a marriage poisoned by infidelity, neglect, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse.”
Mikio Murakami has done a fantastic job with the cover art and three internal illustrations, and as always with Dim Shores books, Sam Cowan can be counted upon to create a beautiful, well-made publication. Visit the Dim Shores store HERE.