Andersen Prunty Jack and Mr. Grin

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Jack and Mr. Grin

 
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A surreal and horrifying thriller from Andersen Prunty.

Jack Orange is a twenty-something guy who works at a place called The Tent packing dirt in boxes and shipping them off to exotic, unheard of locales. He thinks about his girlfriend, Gina Black, and the ring he hopes to surprise her with. But when he returns home one day, Gina isn't there. He receives a strange call from a man who sounds like he is smiling- Mr. Grin. He says he has Gina. He gives Jack twenty-four hours to find her.

What follows is Jack's bizarre journey through an increasingly warped and surreal landscape where an otherworldly force burns brands into those he comes in contact with, trains appear out of thin air, rooms turn themselves inside out and computers are powered by birds. And if he does find Gina, how will he ever survive a grueling battle to the death with Mr. Grin?

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"Imagine David Lynch directing an episode of The Twilight Zone." - JORDAN KRALL, author of Piecemeal June and Squid Pulp Blues

"JACK & MR. GRIN will mess with your head. An intense, sometimes brutal thriller spiked with copious amounts of surrealism and the absurd, Prunty makes you care intensely about the characters involved in this upsetting, strangely familiar nightmare. Impossible to put down, and even harder to forget." - JEMIAH JEFFERSON, author of Fiend

"With Jack and Mr. Grin Andersen Prunty firmly establishes himself as a master of the bizarro thriller. Fans of the absurdist/surrealist mysteries of David Lynch and Barry Gifford should seek this book out immediately, and keep it in a dark place." - JOHN EDWARD LAWSON, author of Sin Conductor

"This is the hard-core of emotional horror...Prunty shows that he is a new voice that all dedicated fans of horror fiction should take note of." - JEFF BURK, editor of The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction

"Suspense like a 747 in an empty cockpit nosedive. With each new twist jamming the imagery throttle deeper into the titanium of my rapidly melting cranium... Utterly mind fucked!" - BRYAN LEWIS SAUNDERS, author of Sex, Drugs and Institutions

"Jack and Mr. Grin's set-up had me expecting a totally-surreal ride, but most of the body of the story actually plays like a standard thriller. Prunty's writing is well done, and just when I thought Eraserhead Press had somehow released a 'normal' story, the third section of the book dives head-first into surreal-bizarro land, packed with odd settings, brutal violence, and some minor head-scratching that cleverly unfolds at a fine pace." - NICK CATO, The Horror Fiction Review

"When Mr. Grin calls you can hear a smile in his voice. Not a warm and friendly smile, but the kind that seizes your spine in fear. You don't need to pay your phone bill to hear it. That smile is in every line of Prunty's prose." - TOM BRADLEY, author of Lemur

"With Jack and Mr. Grin, Andersen Prunty has enjoyably distilled the brutal tropes and excitement of the best of Stephen King into one stiff shot." - JESS GULBRANSON, author of Mel

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Book Description Eraserhead Press, 2008. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW PB. NO remainder mark. "Jack Orange is a twenty-something guy who works at a place called The Tent packing dirt in boxes and shipping them off to exotic, unheard of locales. He thinks about his girlfriend, Gina Black, and the ring he hopes to surprise her with. But when he returns home one day, Gina isn't there. He receives a strange call from a man who sounds like he is smiling- Mr. Grin. He says he has Gina. He gives Jack twenty-four hours to find her. What follows is Jack's bizarre journey through an increasingly warped and surreal landscape where an otherworldly force burns brands into those he comes in contact with, trains appear out of thin air, rooms turn themselves inside out and computers are powered by birds. And if he does find Gina, how will he ever survive a grueling battle to the death with Mr. Grin?" Packed w. Cardboard & Padding. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!. Seller Inventory # 000441

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