Jason Phillip Reeser



Jason Phillip Reeser, editor of Saint James Infirmary Books, lives and writes in Westlake, La. His ghost story anthology, The Cities of the Dead, which former Louisiana poet laureate Julie Kane called “a twist of Louisiana Gothic,” is set in the cemeteries of New Orleans. This year he published Room With Paris View, a travel memoir with his wife, poet Jennifer Reeser. He is writing the third book in his Lazaretto trilogy.


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Cities of the Dead

Ghosts, devils, grave-robbers, killers, lovers, pirates and dead rock‘n’rollers, these are only some of the inhabitants of Jason Phillip Reeser’s short story collection Cities of the Dead. Each of the 13 stories is set in one of the many above-ground cemeteries in New Orleans, where the dead refuse to be buried. Not every story has a ghost, but every story is haunted by the inevitable ghosts that shadow and terrorize our darkest corners: regret, guilt, fear, obsession, despair and failure.


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