Michael Matros presents Slipstone Rill: A Gothic Mystery

Down from Slipstone Village’s old chapel, across the rill and deep in the woods, live the remnants of a reclusive family of carpenters and violin makers. Two generations earlier, their treasured ring of spruce trees, whose wood is necessary for the distinctive tone of their violins, was poisoned by a girl who had been raped by one of the family. Now, with threats and violence, the last of those craftsmen looks to regain the secret of the trees’ regeneration. Telling the story is the village’s newly arrived chapel administrator, whose predecessor had disappeared, along with the chapel’s prized Maggini violin. 

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Michael Matros graduated from Duke University and earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Thema, The Greensboro Review, The Above Ground Review, and other publications. He now lives in New Hampshire.

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ISBN: 9780692197035
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Published: Darling Road Books - March 7th, 2019