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The Man on the Ceiling

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Two interwoven memoirs of love, loss, and family with a haunted, frightening edge.

In 2000, American Fantasy Press published an unassuming chapbook titled The Man on the Ceiling. Inside was a dark, surreal, discomfiting story of the horrors that can befall a family. It was so powerful that it won the Bram Stoker Award, International Horror Guild Award, and World Fantasy Award--the only work ever to win all three. Now, Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem have re-imagined the story, expanding on the ideas to create a compelling work that examines how people find a family, how they hold a family together despite incomprehensible tragedy, and how, in the end, they find love.

Loosely autobiographical, The Man on the Ceiling has the feel of a family portrait painted by Salvador Dali, where story and reality blend to find the one thing that neither can offer alone: truth.

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"I have only two words for the Tem's Man on the Ceiling: Exquisitely Compelling." - Harlan Ellison

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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The Man on the Ceiling (Discoveries)
Author(s): Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem
ISBN: 0-7869-4858-2 / 978-0-7869-4858-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Discoveries
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Man on the Ceiling
Author(s): Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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