Morgan’s home is a sanctuary for ghosts.
The once-grand, now dilapidated old house they live in has become a refuge for their found family. From Morgan’s partner Araminta, an artist with excellent dress sense, to Theo, a ten-year-old with an excess of energy, to quiet telekinesthetic pensioner Denny, all of them consider this haunted house their home. In a world that wasn’t built for their queer, neurodivergent selves, they’ve made it into a place they belong.
Together they welcome not just the ghosts of the house’s former inhabitants, but any who need somewhere to call home. Both the living and the dead can find themselves in need of a sanctuary.
When a collection of ghosts trapped in old bottles are delivered to their door, something from the past is unleashed. A man who once collected ghosts – a man who should have died centuries before – suddenly has the house under his control. Morgan must trust their own abilities, and their hard-won sense of self, to save their home, their family, and the woman they love.
An intricate exploration of community and consent, now with ghosts! Andi C. Buchanan’s SANCTUARY presents neurodivergent and disabled found family in a haunted house where people can feel welcome regardless of their corporeality. But can and should people trust every newcomer? When unexpected phenomena rattle the house, even those who aren’t easily spooked have a cause for concern…
SANCTUARY is unapologetic about being true to yourself, thoughtful about being kind, and it provides you with new ways of fitting into the world when the world doesn’t quite fit. An indispensable book in the new wave of neurodivergent speculative fiction, and a refreshing take on ghost stories too; don’t miss it.Bogi Takács, Hugo and Lambda award winning author and editor
“Andi C. Buchanan’s Sanctuary is the perfect mix of heart and supernatural adventure. Casswell Park is a safe place not only to ghosts but to the community of neuro and gender diverse characters who have found a home in its walls. Readers will find their own home in Sanctuary’s pages, as they make their way through the twists and turns of this ghostly mystery. Loved it – highly recommend.”Helen Vivienne Fletcher, author of We All Fall.
“With a found-family cast of queer and neurodiverse people, Sanctuary is a wonderful meditation on what we owe the dead, ourselves, each other. Wander this grand old house a while. You’ll be in good company, and the door is open.”Rem Wigmore, author of Foxhunt.
“A unique, intelligent and thoroughly compelling found-family supernatural mystery and a must-read for fans of neurodiverse speculative fiction. True brilliance on every page.”Tabatha Wood, author of SEEDS
Sanctuary is available for purchase.