Friday, May 08, 2009

Pg. 69: Will Elliott's "The Pilo Family Circus"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott.

About the book, from the publisher:
"Audition or die." Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrible alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between hell and earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have originated. Yet, in this place-peopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrous-where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead...
Read excerpts from The Pilo Family Circus, and learn more about the author and his work at Will Elliott's website.

The Pilo Family Circus was published after winning the ABC fiction award, beating 900 entries from across Australia. Once published, it co-won the Aurealis award for best horror, won the Golden Aurealis for best novel, the Australian Shadows Award, the Ditmar, the Sydney Morning Herald "Best Young Novelist Award" for 2007, and was short-listed for the 2007 International Horror Guild Award, up against, among others, Stephen King.

The Page 69 Test: The Pilo Family Circus.

--Marshal Zeringue