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Stories from the Plague Years

Marano, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1587672189 / ISBN 13: 9781587672187
Published by Cemetery Dance Publications, 2011
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Title: Stories from the Plague Years

Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Stories from the Plague Years (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)
245 pp. "Few horror authors are better equipped to write about madness than Marano. With an expansive vocabulary, a tenacious commitment to poetic prose, and a willingness to follow whatever discursive paths his whim takes, Marano is an acquired taste?but without doubt possessed of a unique talent. He's at his best when striving for clarity, as in "Displacement," the novella that anchors this book of short stories. Dean is a serial killer describing the brutal justice he handed out to those whose emotional poisons gave him a deadly cancer. It's a tale that takes several unexpected and delicious turns, somehow combining a Poe-like belligerence and a Clive Barker?like vividness with pop-culture touchstones as commonplace as Sex and the City and Dr. Phil. "Burden," about the ghosts of an AIDS-ravaged gay community, possesses an unusual power, and "Little Round Head," about a feral child raised by subterranean beasts, is nothing short of a horror classic." -BooklistKeywords: THRILLER PLAGUE DISEASE HORROR FICTION SHORT STORIES

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Few horror authors are better equipped to write about madness than Marano. With an expansive vocabulary, a tenacious commitment to poetic prose, and a willingness to follow whatever discursive paths his whim takes, Marano is an acquired taste—but without doubt possessed of a unique talent. He’s at his best when striving for clarity, as in “Displacement,” the novella that anchors this book of short stories. Dean is a serial killer describing the brutal justice he handed out to those whose emotional poisons gave him a deadly cancer. It’s a tale that takes several unexpected and delicious turns, somehow combining a Poe-like belligerence and a Clive Barker–like vividness with pop-culture touchstones as commonplace as Sex and the City and Dr. Phil. The other, mostly first-person stories are hit and miss, but when they hit, they hit big: “Burden,” about the ghosts of an AIDS-ravaged gay community, possesses an unusual power, and “Little Round Head,” about a feral child raised by subterranean beasts, is nothing short of a horror classic. --Daniel Kraus

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