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Dreamthorp

(1989)
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Publisher's Weekly
Williamson's ( Ash Wednesday ) latest novel does not equal his short work. It concerns a small, idyllic Pennsylvania community, Dreamthorp, that has sprung up not far from a wooded area that covers an old Indian burial ground. After a protective talisman is removed from the burial ground by a fortune hunter, sudden and inexplicable violence erupts in Dreamthorp. The plot revolves around three characters: recently widowed art teacher and amateur woodworker Tom Brewer; Laura Stark, an advertising woman with doubts about her sexuality; and Gilbert Rodman, a homicidal young man of Indian descent whose crosscountry killing spree finally takes him to Dreamthorp in pursuit of Laura. Tom and Laura fall in love, but as they are building a relationship, Dreamthorp is disintegrating around them. Williamson's story gradually loses impact, and he fails to draw a believable or esthetically resonant connection between Gilbert Rodman and the vengeful spirits of the dead Indians. While quite readable and full of memorably violent moments, it doesn't add up to much.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dreamthorp - Limited Edition
Author(s): Chet Williamson
ISBN: 0-913165-39-5 / 978-0-913165-39-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Harvest
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dreamthorp: A New Novel
Author(s): Chet Williamson
ISBN: 0-913165-40-9 / 978-0-913165-40-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Harvest Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
ISBN: 1-951510-34-8 / 978-1-951510-34-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macabre Ink
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June 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
ISBN: 0-380-75669-2 / 978-0-380-75669-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dreamthorp
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dreamthorp (Macabre Ink Resurrected Horrors Book 14)
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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