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The Cellar

Laymon, Richard

ISBN 10: 188147528X / ISBN 13: 9781881475286
Published by Cemetery Dance Pubications, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Nothing Like a Good Book (Mt. Sinai, NY, U.S.A.)

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Unread. A beautiful pristine collector's copy of a very scarce book. The book was purchased As New from the publisher and promptly shelved. Signed. numbered, limited edition (#79), 1 /500 copies of this phenomenal book, the late, under appreciated Richard Laymon's first published novel and the first and only hardcover edition ever published. After years of obscurity, the author's visceral in-your -face style finally caught on in the U.K. and it took another decade before his genius was recognized in the U.S. Accolades to Cemetery Dance and Richard Chizmar for bravely publishing him before he passed away prematurely. SIGNED by all contributers, by the author, Richard Laymon, by Bentley Little who wrote the introduction, and by the esteemed artist Alan M. Clark, who did the full-color artwork, with a foreword by the author himself, In a handmade cloth black slipcase. Here is a description of the book from the publisher Cemetery Dance: 'Awakened by an early morning telephone call, Donna Hayes finds out that Roy has been released from prison. Roy, her ex-husband, is not a nice guy. They don't come much worse than Roy. Knowing he must be on his way, Donna drags her twelve-year-old daughter out of bed. Together, they hit the road. East. The last thing they want is for Roy to get his hands on them again. But in racing up the California coast to get away from one danger, they approach another. The town of Malcasa Point. And Beast House.During the day, tourists roam through the old house, led by the scarred and crusty Maggie Kutch. At night, however, the tourists are gone. The house is locked and dark and silent. At night, it belongs to the beast.'. Bookseller Inventory # 1001330

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Title: The Cellar

Publisher: Cemetery Dance Pubications, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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From Publishers Weekly:

Utterly disturbing and beautifully written, these 20 stories showcase quietly spectacular literary craftsmanship. Although thoroughly modern, they are also reminiscent of the best of the classic horror tradition, with convincing characterization and suspenseful structure. These are tales of ordinary people confronted with the exceedingly extraordinary, the familiar made unnerving, reality suddenly altered. A man vacations in the mysterious eponymous country of "Blanca" and finds himself caught up in paranoia and an oddly repressive political system. Everyone forgets everything in "Remember Me." In "The Last Crossing," a 50-year-old man loses his job and his bearings in life. Everyday life is surrealistically jarred, then returns to normal (if there is such a thing), in "Nocturne." A young composer is literally possessed by musicDor somethingDin the title tale. As in his novels (Fogheart, etc.), Tessier's prose is invariably elegant, even when adroitly portraying a transvestite street hustler and a primal biker, as in "The Dreams of Dr. Ladybank." This first collection of short fiction from the vastly talented author offers only more proof that he is a masterful practitioner of the art of dark fiction.
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