SKULL SESSION.

Hecht, Daniel.

ISBN 10: 0670876615 / ISBN 13: 9780670876617
Published by New York: Viking, (1998.) dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's well-written and highly praised first book. Described as a 'neurological thriller', this features a hero with Tourette's syndrome and is set at a 19th century hunting lodge in the remote upper Hudson Valley area of New York. SIGNED on the title page. 418 pp plus author's note. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 28321

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Title: SKULL SESSION.

Publisher: New York: Viking, (1998.) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Paul Skoglund, who suffers from Tourette's syndrome, is hired by his wealthy aunt to fix up her ravaged house, but with the help of his girlfriend Lia and Morgan Ford, a police investigator, he uncovers links between the house and a series of brutal crimes

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Guitarist Daniel Hecht sold a lot of albums in the 1970s and '80s: his Willow on the Windham Hill label might be sitting in your closet. But in 1989 a hand ailment turned Hecht's talents to writing, and the first published result is as dazzling and moving as his music. In this novel, gifted Vermont woodworker Paul Skoglund has learned to live with and basically control his Tourette's syndrome, thanks to early training from his caring father and daily doses of haloperidol. But the drug has also burned away the once-sharp edge of his creativity, and Paul has been having a hard time earning a living. So when his eccentric Aunt Vivien offers him a job restoring her old house in Lewisboro, New York, Skoglund is glad to accept--even though it will take him away from his 8-year-old son, Mark, who suffers from neurological troubles of his own. It turns out that the house has been savaged by vandals who are apparently linked to several local teenagers who have disappeared in recent months. While state police investigator Morgan Ford pursues the mystery in an official way, Paul and his fearless lover Lia discover that the damage to the house is of unnatural--possibly even demonic--origins. Hecht balances these diverse elements with impressive artistry, all the while making us care for the fate of his characters.

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