What do we do when there are whole cities full of ghosts, each one with their own unique story to tell, each one with something left undone?
In this Halloween-inspired reading list, dip into stories of monsters and ghosts, both literal and metaphorical.
“A disappearance in Arkansas.”
“I think of all the hurts she can never outlive — the ghosts that can never be satisfied, no matter how much of herself she feeds to them.”
“The media’s obsession with my mother changed my relationship to grief.”
“We were all there to see ghosts; we were all, I suppose, future ghosts.”
“As climate change threatens to upend the icy kingdom, we’re writing ghost stories in real time.”
“On the hunt with TikTok star Brittany Broski and her mother Heather Long, lead investigator of the Texas Ghost Gals.”
“The Dybbuk Box has captured the popular imagination, becoming the stuff of internet legend — and commerce.”
“I could see the ghosts,” recalled Lafcadio Hearn about his early childhood. Late in life, he became a celebrated chronicler of Japan’s folk tales: stories of strange demons and lingering visitations.