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

In Adam McOmber’s lucid dream of a novel, the beloved disciple follows the risen Yeshua on a voyage across the sea to the eternal city. Within the streets of Rome, they will come to the door of a mysterious structure known as the Gray Palace, within whose walls wait horrors and revelations. A contemporary descendant of such works as Par Lagerkvist’s Barabbas and Nikos Kazantzakis’s Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus and John looks at the greatest story ever told through fresh, kaleidoscopic lenses and discovers marvels.

John Langan author of Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies

Adam McOmber’s voice is exquisitely fresh … at once fierce and sensual.

Brian Leung author of Take Me Home