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Piper, Hailey - Queen of Teeth

Piper, Hailey - Queen of Teeth

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Delve into the haunting and atmospheric world of Hailey Piper's debut novel, "Queen of Teeth," where a young woman's summer takes a chilling turn amidst the secrets of a haunted house and her family's troubled past. As she races to uncover the truth behind a monstrous legacy, she must confront her own inner demons and the darkness that lurks within the walls of the ancient mansion.


Jade Nguyen's summer plans take an unexpected turn when she is sent to live with her estranged father in a dilapidated French colonial house in Vietnam. As she steps into the house's oppressive atmosphere, Jade is immediately struck by the lingering presence that seems to permeate every corner.

A Haunting Journey into Family Secrets and the Monstrous

Jade's curiosity is piqued by the house's strange history and the rumors that surround it. As she delves deeper into the house's secrets, she uncovers a devastating truth about her family's history and the colonial legacy that has left an indelible mark on the land and its inhabitants. The haunted house becomes a living entity, reflecting the trauma and pain that have been buried within its walls.

A Captivating Blend of Gothic Horror, Social Commentary, and Coming-of-Age

Hailey Piper's captivating writing weaves a tale of gothic horror, social commentary, and coming-of-age, infused with a sense of eerie atmosphere and suspense. The vivid descriptions of the spectral figures, otherworldly occurrences, and the haunted house's oppressive atmosphere draw readers into Jade's journey of self-discovery, confronting the ghosts of the past and finding her own voice amidst the haunting echoes of history.

Exploring Themes of Colonialism, Identity, and the Enduring Past

"Queen of Teeth" explores the profound impact of colonialism on individuals and communities, the enduring legacy of trauma, and the importance of confronting the past in order to heal and move forward. Jade's journey is intertwined with her exploration of her family's history, her own identity, and the power of storytelling to give voice to the silenced and bring light to the darkest corners of the past.

A Must-Read for Fans of Gothic Horror and LGBTQ+ Fiction

With its captivating characters, rich historical setting, and exploration of timeless themes, "Queen of Teeth" is a must-read for fans of gothic horror, ghost stories, and LGBTQ+ fiction. Hailey Piper's novel is a haunting reminder of the power of the past to shape our present, the resilience of the human spirit, and the transformative power of storytelling.

Additional Description Points:

  • The novel is a unique blend of gothic horror, social commentary, and coming-of-age story that will stay with you long after the final page.

  • "Queen of Teeth" is not just a story about ghosts and haunted houses; it is also a meditation on the nature of identity, the search for belonging, and the importance of confronting our history.

  • The novel is a must-read for fans of Hailey Piper and anyone seeking a thought-provoking and atmospheric read with a strong LGBTQ+ representation.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award

  • Nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award for Novella

  • Selected for the Waterstones New Voices in Crime

  • Featured in The Guardian's "Best New Books of 2023"

Title: Queen of Teeth

Author: Hailey Piper

Publisher: Rooster Republic Press

Release Date: October 5, 2021

Genre: Horror, Gothic Fiction, Fantasy

Number of Pages: 352

Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 33 mm

Weight: 362 g

Relevant Tags: Horror, Gothic Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Monster Fiction

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