Benjamin Percy: SUICIDE WOODS

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Dragonfly Books

Dragonfly Books welcomes returning Minnesota author Benjamin Percy for an author event featuring his new collection of short stories, Suicide Woods: Stories (Graywolf Press, 2019) on Thursday, November 7th, 7:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Books.

A potent brew of horror, crime, and weird happenings in the woods, Suicide Woods is Benjamin Percy’s first story collection since his acclaimed Refresh, Refresh. Percy, whose recent work includes the werewolf novel Red Moon, the post-apocalyptic Lewis-and-Clark saga The Dead Lands, the paranormal/internet thriller The Dark Net, and the Green Arrow, Teen Titans, and James Bond comic book series, now brings his page-turning skills to these new stories, which have appeared everywhere from Esquire, VQR, and Ploughshares to McSweeney’s, Orion, the Missouri Review, and more.

In story after story, Percy delivers haunting and chilling narratives that will have readers hanging on every word. A boy in his uncle’s care falls through the ice on a pond and emerges in a frozen, uncanny state. A group of people in therapy for suicidal ideation undergoes a drastic session in the woods with fatal consequences. A body found on a train and a blood-soaked carpet in an empty house are clues to a puzzling crime in a small town. And in a pulse-quickening novella, thrill seekers on a mapping expedition into the “Bermuda Triangle” of remote Alaska are stranded on a sinister island that seems to want them dead. A master class in suspense and horror, Suicide Woods is a dark, inventive collection packed to the gills with eerie, can’t-miss tales.

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, two books of short stories, and the essay collection Thrill Me. His honors include a fellowship from the NEA, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Plimpton Prize. He lives in Minnesota.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you. 

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit, or contact us at or 563-382-4275. 

Suicide Woods: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 15th, 2019

A spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 18th, 2016

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands

Red Moon: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455501656
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 14th, 2014

"A werewolf epic. Can't stop thinking about it."--Stephen King

They live among us.

They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.

They change.

When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.

The Dark Net Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328915375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 12th, 2018

“Thrilling . . . one of the best Stephen King novels not written by the master himself. . . . The setup promises furious action, and Percy delivers, like [Richard] Matheson, like King. . . An awfully impressive literary performance.”—New York Times Book Review

“Masterful crafting . . .

The Wilding: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555975968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 27th, 2011

The Wilding by Benjamin Percy

A canyon earmarked for development as a golf resort. One last hunting trip in a vanishing wilderness. A grandfather, a son, and a grandson—plus one angry bear. Over the course of the weekend, each man will change in sharply contrasting ways.

Refresh, Refresh: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555974855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 2nd, 2007

The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men—of fathers—leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.

Wolverine: The Long Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781302916893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel - July 30th, 2019

Following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall arrive to investigate. They soon find there's more going on than meets the eye... Marvel's hit scripted podcast "Wolverine: The Long Night," comes to life on the page!

Nightwing: Knight Terrors Cover Image
By Benjamin Percy, Travis Moore (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401291280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - June 11th, 2019

Who is Dick Grayson? After suffering a life altering injury in the line of duty, the once boy wonder takes on his greatest challenge yet. Remembering who he is.

Who is Dick Grayson? After suffering a life-altering injury in the line of duty, the onetime Boy Wonder takes on his greatest challenge yet: remembering who he is.

Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Death and Life Of Oliver Queen (Rebirth) Cover Image
By Benjamin Percy, Otto Schmidt (Illustrator), Juan Ferreyra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401267810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - January 10th, 2017

The Emerald Archer is beborn here in Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Death and Life Of Oliver Queen, as a part of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth! 

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