Bram Stoker Best First Novel (nominee)
Archaeologist Reed Taylor is called back to his hometown of Simpson Creeks, Kentucky - a town devastated by the collapse of a coal waste dam - to dig into the earth now covering his family's old farm, and the bodies of his mother and father. But in a terrifying rendezvous with his own past he discovers that his memories of the dead are not only palpable, but capable of fantastic transformation.
Used availability for Steve Rasnic Tem's Excavation
January 1987 : USA Paperback
September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition