Cover Reveal: Dennis Mombauer’s THE HOUSE OF DROUGHT

Today we teamed up with Locus Magazine to unveil the cover for our latest title, The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer. The cover is by Rachel Yu Lobbenberg, the artist who previously did Octavia Cade’s The Impossible Resurrection of Grief. Rachel has once again delivered a gorgeous cover! The House of Drought is now available for pre-order, to be shipped in July.

We also have a delightfully creepy cover reveal trailer for you:

About the Book

Cover of Dennis Mombauer's THE HOUSE OF DROUGHT, featuring a woman in shadow and smoke, holding a sepia-toned house in her outstretched hand. The image is framed with golden rice stalks.
Cover art by Rachel Yu Lobbenberg

A HAUNTED HOUSE FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ERA. On the island of Sri Lanka, at a colonial mansion between the forest and the paddy fields, a caretaker arrives with four children in tow after pledging to keep them safe. When violent thugs storm the house demanding that Ushu repay his debt, young Jasmit and the other children hide in an upstairs bathroom where a running tap opens a gateway to escape. But the Dry House is not the only force at work in the place where the forest and the estate meet—something else stirs in the trees, something ancient, something that demands retribution.

The Sap Mother bides her time, watching and learning from the house’s inhabitants. She burrows beneath the foundations of the Dry House, hungry for atonement. Pulled between these warring powers, Jasmit must choose between saving those trapped in the mansion’s bulging stomachs and preparing the house for when the Mother emerges again.

About the Author

Dennis Mombauer lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he works as a consultant on climate change and as a writer of weird fiction and textual experiments. He is co-publisher of a German magazine for experimental fiction, “Die Novelle – Magazine for Experimentalism.” His first English novel, “The Fertile Clay,” is scheduled to be published by Nightscape Press in 2022. He has also published a collection of short stories under the title The House of the Dark Whale. Find Dennis on Twitter @DMombauerWriter.

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