Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair Public
Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old Asylum and Other Stories.”
In his book, Wheeler investigates an abandoned sanitarium. In MPL’s description, “The inmates have long since departed, but their suffering remains imprinted on the stagnant air of the empty wards. The door at the front of the overgrown madhouse has been ripped from its hinges. It would be easy to cross the threshold, but we hesitate. There is a chill emanating from the gaping entrance. What demons or ghosts lurk in the shadows of the rotting insane asylum?”
Publishers Weekly described Antabanez’s book as “Lovecraftian in its scope” and “an impressive collection that defies the conventions of horror.”
“With the Author” is presented in partnership with Watchung Booksellers to promote local authors with the intent of fostering a love of reading and a love of literature. Talks are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.