Under The Shanghai Tunnels : and Other Weird Tales by Lee Widener
"In these stories you’ll discover legends, monsters, secret tunnels, and magical elves--along with some interesting true history. Widener has a way of combining the gritty and the whimsical, crafting tall tales that exude a streetwise wisdom and his own unique sense of humor. Imagine traditional fairy tales embellished by a wise-cracking favorite uncle, and you’re almost there.” - S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You
"Reading Lee Widener is like listening to late-night radio: Uncanny, unpredictable, unusual, and apt to introduce you to your next favorite thing. The stories in Under the Shanghai Tunnels showcase Widener at his bizarro best, mashing up monster movies, Lovecraftian squick, and Dr. Demento-style pop weirdness. Pick it up and have a blast!"
Ross E. Lockhart Editor & Publisher, Word Horde Books
Moody, atmospheric and dripping with dread, Lee Widener's collection is not to be missed. --Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author
"Weird tales indeed. The most entertaining/funny/strange collection I've read this year. Widener should probably be institutionalized. Great stories from a very imaginative author." - Gina Ranalli, author of Mother Puncher and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife
Lee Widener first wanted to be a cowboy, then an astronaut, then a rock n roll musician. None of that happened. Then he wanted to be a writer. That happened. Along the way he did a lot of theatre, ran several internet radio stations, drew a lot of silly pictures, and had some fiction published. His Bizarro novella ROCK N ROLL HEAD CASE was published by Eraserhead Press in 2015. Some of the stories in this book have been published before. Some of them are new.