20th Century Ghosts

20th Century Ghosts (Paperback)

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Description


Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . .

The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . .

About the Author


Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Horns and Heart-Shaped Box and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner award–winning writer of an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. His new novel, NOS4A2, will be published in May 2013. You can follow Joe on Twitter, where he goes by the inspired handle of @joe_hill.

Praise for 20th Century Ghosts…


“Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you’ve read them.”
-Parade (a "Parade Pick")

“[A] lovely, earnest collection of short fiction.”
-Village Voice

“[O]ne of the best [horror] collections of the year. Hill is a relative newcomer who consistently creates creepy, very disturbing stories.”
-Locus

“Each tale is unique, and the collection proves that Hill’s talent is not limited to horror, but extends well into the mainstream.”
-Denver Rocky Mountain News

“[An] inventive collection . . . brave and astute.”
-New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

“[A] new take on the fantasy-horror genre...Highly recommended.”
-The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia)

“The selections range from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub and Stephen King.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“This solid, inventive, scary collection of stories reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror.”
-New York Times on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS

“Each of these chilling tales arrests you from the opening sentence and leads you — trustingly, thanks to the simple mastery of the story-teller — into a place of gulping fear.”
-Daily Mail (London) on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS

“Subtle and disturbing in equal measure.”
-Coventry Telegraph on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS

“Irresistible stories.”
-Evening Herald (Ireland)

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061147982
ISBN-13: 9780061147982
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks, 09/01/2008
Pages: 336
Language: English