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Who Made Stevie Crye?

(1984)
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Mary Stevenson Crye, a recently widowed young mother known as Stevie to her family and friends, lives in a small Georgia community with her two children and a balky PDE Exceleriter. As a free-lance writer, she depends upon this last-named device, once a state-of-the-art variety of typewriter, to create income for the maintenance of her small clan.

Then the PDE Exceleriter goes noisily on the fritz, and so many other things begin to go wrong as a result -- from her meeting with a weird young typewriter repairman named Seaton Benecke and Seaton's creepy pet, a capuchin monkey named 'Crets . . . to her "repaired" machine's insistence on typing segments of her everyday life as she either lives or hallucinates it to . . .

Simply let it be known that the horror of Stevie's husband's death from cancer, of her concern for the sexual angst of her son Teddy, and of her doomed but persistent struggle to solve all her problems via her literary calling lead her to the doorstep of a fortuneteller, Sister Celestial, and on to even more remarkable descents into Southern Gothic darkness.

A novel of the American south, an alternately tender and scathing parody of twentieth-century horror novels, and an involving account of one woman's battle to maintain her sanity, Who Made Stevie Crye? will unleash a gamut of reactions from any attentive reader . . . from laughter to disquiet to outrage to incredulity. Back in print again on the thirtieth anniversary of its original publication, this novel awaits new readers to frighten, bemuse, scandalize, and delight. Why not join, or rejoin, them?

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Hardback Editions

October 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author(s): Michael Bishop
ISBN: 0-87054-099-8 / 978-0-87054-099-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arkham House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author(s): Michael Bishop
ISBN: 1-933846-46-1 / 978-1-933846-46-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc
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November 1987 : UK Paperback

Title: Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author(s): Michael Bishop
ISBN: 0-7472-3043-9 / 978-0-7472-3043-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author(s): Michael Bishop
Publisher: Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Who Made Stevie Crye?
Author(s): Michael Bishop
Publisher: Gateway
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