Fine w/o dj as issued, as new unread copy. Signed by both the author, Schweitzer and cover and interior illustrator, Jason Van Hollander. One of 500 copies, this one being unnumbered. Collects three stories originally published in Interzone plus two new stories. Introduction by Tim Lebbon. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The dead come from the sea, at night. They merely arrive and are discovered in the morning on the wharves, lying in great heaps. It has been the immemorial custom for people to take them into their homes, to find places for them, to pattern their increasingly cluttered lives around the growing accumulation of corpses. No one knows why, although it is the irresistible decree of the Unseen Government that the order of things must be preserved, at all costs. Old and young must participate, and carry away the dead, on bicycles, in carts, on their backs if need be. It has always been so. It always will be so.
This isn't Hell, or an Afterlife, just a place, a fogshrouded, traditionstifled town without a name, where the dead are accommodated at the expense of the living, where the established way of life has become a grotesque absurdity, and a few brave or foolish or deviant souls struggle to find some meaning, and perhaps unravel the mystery of the dead.
On the knife-edge of horror and dark comedy, like an improbable collaboration between Franz Kafka and Clive Barker, this book is a brilliant departure, even for the author of The Mask of the Sorceror.
Title: Living With the Dead: The Tale of Old ...
Publisher: PS Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Illustrator: Jason Van Hollander
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description PS Publishing, Harrogate, 2008. Hard cover. Condition: Fine. Jason van Hollander (illustrator). First edition.. 62 p. Signed by Schweitzer and by Jason van Hollander, who created the cover art. Introduction by Tim Lebbon. Clean, tight unmarked copy. Seller Inventory # Alibris0007302
Book Description PS Publishing, 2008. Hardback. fine hardcover copy, pictorial boards as issued 1st edition. Every so often, the people living in the dingy coastal town of Old Corpsenberg get the impulse to go down to the docks, where they find piles of dead bodies left by trawlers. Seller Inventory # FC16.202
Book Description PS Publishing, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1905834691
Book Description PS Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Jason Van Hollander (illustrator). Limited Edition; First Printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR A Near Fine First Edition hardcover (stated) without dustjacket, in pictorial boards as supplied. Book has bumping to spine head, else Fine. This is copy 58 of 200, signed by the author and Tim Lebbon (contributor of introduction) to front endpaper. A very nice copy. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 56718
Book Description PS Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1905834691