"I envy your first encounter, if that is what it is, with Meeting Evil, one of Berger's most relentless and ingenious 'contraptions.'"
--Jonathan Lethem, from the Introduction
Meeting Evil tells an adrenaline-pumped, genuinely frightening tale of malevolence that swerves swiftly and irrevocably to a catastrophic climax.
John Felton meets evil late one Monday morning when the doorbell rings. Standing on the front porch is a stranger. He wears expensive running shoes and a baseball cap and calls himself Richie. He tells John his car has stalled and asks for help. An altercation at the gas station leads to a shocking crime as violence begets violence. At the end of this harrowing day, John returns home to find Richie ensconced in his living room, chatting up his wife. The evil has somehow seeped into his life. Thus begins the transformation of an unremarkable husband and father of two into a desperate man willing to go to any length to protect his family from the darkness that threatens them.
This is an extraordinary masterpiece and a chilling portrait of mounting menace played out against an everyday world of domestic routine, personified in a protagonist of basic decency grappling with both the immediate and existential meaning of true evil.
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Thomas Berger is the author of twenty-three novels. His previous novels include Best Friends, Meeting Evil, and The Feud, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His Little Big Man is known throughout the world.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When John answers a knock at his front door, he thinks nothing of giving the man outside a hand starting his car. Richie's car has stalled, and he needs help. John's charitable impulses lead him to offer to guide Richie to a nearby gas station, but he has a bad feeling about Richie. What starts as a simple trip to the gas station turns into an extraordinary journey into darkness. Before the day is over, John will witness Richie commit violent crime after violent crime, and yet John can't seem to disentangle himself from the dangerous lunatic. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0743247035
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. new book / old store stock; clean, tight and square, no tears or creases, text is clean and unmarked, pages are very lightly yellowed. Bookseller Inventory # 312436
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Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110743247035