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Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

Hey, reviewers! Hey, bloggers! Hey, horror fans! Interested in Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's new book Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism (and/or any of Golden's novels recently re-released as e-books)? Contact me! Leave a comment below or email me directly.

Just in time for Halloween, the authors of the critically-acclaimed Baltimore and Joe Golem and the Drowning City offer up a creepy new tale...

Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism

by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

In the aftermath of a critical World War II battle, Father Gaetano is assigned as the sole priest at the Church of San Domenico in the small, seaside Sicilian village of Tringale. The previous pastor has died and there is a shortage of clergy at the moment, so until another can be spared, the young priest must say all of the masses himself...

Mass is not Father Gaetano's only responsibility, however. The war has created many orphans, and thus the San Domenico rectory has been converted into an orphanage which is also his domain. The children are a joy to him, but they have lost so much, and many have begun to question their faith and their God, and his attempts to teach them catechism are in vain...until he finds an old puppet theatre and an ornate box of puppets in the basement.

Handcrafted by the building's former caretaker, now absent, the puppets seem the perfect tool to get the children to pay attention to their lessons. But after dark the puppets emerge from that ornate box, without their strings. While the children have been questioning their faith, the puppets believe Father Gaetano's Bible stories completely. But there is such a thing as too much faith. And the children's lives will never be the same again.

"A fun, scary little story about possibly evil puppets in a orphanage after World War II. All right in the author's wheelhouses, and even though it's short on pages, isn't short on ideas. [It will] be out in October, and would make a great gift for Neil Gaiman's All Hallow's Read holiday."
- Comic Book Resources

Published October 16th, 2012 by St. Martin's Press

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