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The Supernatural Enhancements

Edgar Cantero

EVERYBODY LOVES A CONSPIRACY. DON’T THEY?

When Ambrose Wells dies jumping out of his bedroom window in Axton House, forgetting to open it first, a distant relative with an unusual companion takes possession of the gothic estate at Point Bless, Virginia. But as they settle into their new surroundings, excited by rumours of ghosts, suicides and secret societies, they find themselves not just part of a mysterious ‘Game’, but determined to win it.

Biography

Edgar Cantero (Barcelona, 1981) is a writer and cartoonist. The rich and highly cultured Catalan literary tradition soon lost influence on him in favour of Hollywood blockbusters, videogames and English-language genre fiction. In 2007 he joined the often-trialled satirical magazine El Jueves and published his debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder (“Sleeping with Winona Ryder”); it was followed by the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi in 2011. His material, ranging from short stories to screenplays, often features butt-kicking female characters, colourful violence, sunsets, thunderstorms, and ill-timed jokes. The Supernatural Enhancements is his first book in English.