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A Special Place

(2010)
The Heart of a Dark Matter
A Novella by

 
 
From the bestselling author of Ghost Story, Shadowland, and The Talisman, a novella-length rumination on the nature of evil.

A Special Place, Peter Straub's first published novella, will come to stand as one of the author's most deeply 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. His father's brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Till - the infamous ladykiller, who has led a shadowy career as a local celebrity - recognizes his nephew's innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art of doing ill without getting caught.

Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, in seems, and Uncle Till is only happy to provide a tutorial, in the latest imaginative and disturbing work from one of America's most celebrated horror writers. .



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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter
Author(s): Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-60598-102-8 / 978-1-60598-102-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter
Author(s): Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-60747-431-X / 978-1-60747-431-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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