SPECIAL PLACE PA

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SPECIAL PLACE  PA by STRAUB,PETER, 9781605981024
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  • ISBN: 9781605981024 | 1605981028
  • Cover: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/17/2010

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A Special Place , Peter Straub's first published novella, will come to stand as one of the author's mostdeeply unsettling works of fiction. A rumination on the nature of evil, the story centers on a boy, Keith Hayward, who is drawn by his nature to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. Hisfather's brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Till'”the infamous ladykiller, who has led a shadowycareer as a local celebrity'”recognizes his nephew's innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art ofdoing ill without getting caught. Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, in seems, and Uncle Till is onlyhappy to provide a tutorial, in the latest imaginative and disturbing work from one of America's mostcelebrated horror writers.
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