Camping / Glamping
Hiking / Mountain Climbing / Outdoor Sport
Loss / Grieving / Widow
Vacation / Travel
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Lake / Cabin
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
By Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Right before meeting her girlfriend Amber's parents for the first time, the unnamed narrator of Helen House learns that she and her partner share a similar trauma: both of their sisters are dead.
As the narrator wonders what else Amber has been hiding, she struggles with her own secret–using sex as a coping mechanism–as well as confusion and guilt over whether she really cares about Amber, or if she’s only using her for sex. When they arrive at the parents’ rural upstate home, a quaint but awkward first meeting unravels into a nightmare in which the narrator finds herself stranded in a family’s decades-long mourning ritual. At turns terrifying and erotic, Helen House is a queer ghost story about trauma and grief.