Adam McOmber is the author of Jesus and John : A Novel (Lethe Press 2020), My House Gathers Desires: Stories (BOA Editions 2016), The White Forest: A Novel (Touchstone 2012) and This New & Poisonous Air (BOA Editions 2011). His work has appeared recently in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review and Diagram.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Books

Jesus and John

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Jesus and John is a Weird re-imagining of the New Testament as a novel of allegorical horror. John, a fisherman from a rural village in Galilee, is tasked with protecting the risen body of his lover who was crucified for disrupting Roman order in the city of Jerusalem. The body, having miraculously (more…)

My House Gathers Desires

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Coming September, 2017
Adam McOmber’s lush, hallucinatory stories are both familiar and wholly original. Drawn from the historical record, Biblical lore, fairy tales, science fiction, and nightmares, these offbeat and fantastical works explore gender (more…)

The White Forest

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Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret ― an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of man-made objects ― and this talent isolates her from the outside world. (more…)

This New & Poisonous Air

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Blending historical fiction with fantasy and the macabre, Adam McOmber’s debut short story collection brings the influence of Angela Carter, Isak Dinesen, and Edgar Allan Poe to the next generation. In “The Automatic Garden,” a solitary architect from the court at (more…)

Praise

Adam McOmber’s Jesus and John is an unsettling and sumptuously written reimagining of the gospels that blends religious and sensual ecstasy in a haunting and incantatory brew. Riveting and unmissable.

Robert Levy author of The Glittering World and Anaïs Nin at the Grand Guignol

This delightful, sometimes spooky, always intelligent and exciting novel is truly a work of an imagination at the height of its (often astonishing) powers. Adam McOmber takes us deep into a magical world that resembles our own, one that is set in Victorian England, which it’s clear from page one was meticulously researched, and doesn’t release us until long after we read the last paragraph. . . . The White Forest is a very satisfying, always suspenseful and surprising page-turner . . . and beautifully written too. Adam McOmber has offered us a work of fiction that is unlike any other I have read, and I’m recommending it to every reader I know.

Christine Sneed author of Little Known Facts