Review of “The Prayer” (1911)


Violet Hunt (writer).

Read in 2017.

A young wife prays that her husband, pronounced dead, should return. So he does.

Todorovian-uncanny horror. The prose is a little unsteady, with one trailing ellipsis too many, but the narrative is remarkably bold to rehumanize the man.

References here: “Cool Air” (1928), “Be Right Back” (2013).

text fiction