Black Light, Elizabeth Hand
Enjoyed this, much as I enjoy many a magic-inflected, teenage tale of Dionysian excess. Hand masterfully shows how you extract yourself from a situation you can't control; a few thematically similar (though narratively distinct) stories:
- The Secret History, Donna Tartt
- The Vanishers, Heidi Julavits
- The Magic Circle, Jenny Davidson
I'm sure there are others; suggest some for me? To get another taste of Hand's work, I'd highly recommend her short-story collection, Errantry , which came out recently.