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From Douglas Clegg, author of You Come When I Call You and the Bram Stoker Award-winner, The Nightmare Chronicles, comes his first novella, PURITY, in a signed, special edition hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publication. This is a tale as experimental as it is suspenseful, in which love, darkness, and the human imagination clash on a small New England island -- in a coming-of-age tale like no other.

In PURITY, the darkest force is love.

Owen Crites has watched Jenna Montgomery flower into a beautiful young woman as they've practically grown up together through the summers; Owen is the gardener's son who will one day become groundskeeper of the Montgomery summer estate on Outerbridge Island.

Now, when they both reach adolescence, Owen begins to understand that Jenna is meant for a different life in adulthood than he is destined for -- and he knows that he must somehow keep her on the Island until she no longer wants to leave.

Enter Jimmy McTeague, the young tennis star from Manhattan, heir to a sporting goods fortune, who has also come to spend the summer with the Montgomery's -- and soon, a triangle of love, hate, and the darkest of human impulses emerges.

This is Clegg's first published novella, part of the novella series from Cemetery Dance Publications.

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Used availability for Douglas Clegg's Purity

Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Purity (Cemetery Dance Novella Series, No. 8)
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
ISBN: 1-881475-71-9 / 978-1-881475-71-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Purity
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
ISBN: 1-5318-1686-X / 978-1-5318-1686-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Purity
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Purity
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Purity
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Purity (Dark Coming of Age Book 1)
Author(s): Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA