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The Night Country

(2003)
Or, the Darkness on the Edge of Town
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At Midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of them. One escapes unharmed, another suffers severe brain damage. A year later, summoned by the memories of those closest to them, the three that died come back on a last chilling mission among the living.

A strange and unsettling ghost story in the tradition of Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, The Night Country creeps through the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of one bedroom community, reaching into the desperately connected yet isolated lives of three people changed forever by the accident: Tim, who survived yet lost everything; Brooks, the cop whose guilty secret has destroyed his life; and Kyle's mom, trying to love the new son the doctors returned to her. As the day wanes and darkness falls, one of them puts a terrible plan into effect, and they find themselves caught in a collision of need and desire, watched over by the knowing ghosts.

Macabre and moving, The Night Country elevates every small town's bad high school crash into myth, finding the deeper human truth beneath a shared and very American tragedy. As in his highly-prized Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, once again Stewart O'Nan gives us an intimate look at people trying to hold on to hope, and the consequences when they fail.

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"...scary, sad, funny...mesmerizing read..." - Stephen King


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October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-7475-7169-4 / 978-0-7475-7169-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-7862-6179-X / 978-0-7862-6179-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night Country : A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-374-22215-0 / 978-0-374-22215-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-7475-7174-0 / 978-0-7475-7174-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Country: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-312-42407-8 / 978-0-312-42407-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-4915-5177-1 / 978-1-4915-5177-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-4692-3827-6 / 978-1-4692-3827-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-4692-3826-8 / 978-1-4692-3826-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59335-242-5 / 978-1-59335-242-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59355-235-1 / 978-1-59355-235-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59335-511-4 / 978-1-59335-511-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59355-232-7 / 978-1-59355-232-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59355-234-3 / 978-1-59355-234-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Night Country
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59355-233-5 / 978-1-59355-233-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Country: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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