In an unnamed city shrouded in mist, Valent Kosima is a retiree living quietly yet discontentedly with his doped-up, TV-addicted wife. To escape the claustrophobia of home and city, he masquerades as a man of means and takes to spending his nights strolling through an opulent suburb—but when news comes of a gruesome murder on his new turf, Kosima fears that he may be a suspect. Increasingly anxious and paranoid, Kosima begins to see a mysterious dark-haired girl following him everywhere—and as this succubus takes hold of him, Kosima finds his familiar city becoming indistinguishable from the landscape of his own nightmares. Gripping and provocative, The Succubus begins where the sleek urban world and the dream logic of the unconscious mix . . . and produce monsters.
Edition: Dalkey Archive Press