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Title Bleeding shadows / stories by Joe R. Lansdale.
Author Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
Summary Lansdale's largest, most varied collection to date. These stories, poems, and novellas--supplemented by the author's introduction and by an invaluable set of story notes--move effortlessly from horror, adventure, and suspense to literary pastiche. It is, by any measure, a major addition to an already impressive body of work. The volume opens with 'Torn Away,' in which a small town sheriff encounters a man on the run from his own predatory shadow. The stories that follow come from all points of the narrative compass. In 'Morning, Noon, and Night,' a young boy stumbles across a monstrous, multi-faceted killer from which there is no escape. 'The Bleeding Shadow' is a tale of music, monsters, and deals-with-the devil set in post-WWII Texas. In 'Star Light, Eyes Bright,' an ordinary husband makes a startling discovery, one that leads to an unimaginable act of personal transformation. Elsewhere, the author offers us twisted Christmas stories ('Santa at the Cafe'), tales of a zombie apocalypse ('A Visit with Friends'), and one story--'Christmas with the Dead'--that encompasses both of these elements. Other highlights include a pair of informed, affectionate acts of literary homage. 'Metal Men of Mars' pays tribute to the Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, while in 'Dread Island,' the masterful novella that concludes this collection, the world of Huckleberry Finn merges seamlessly with the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft and Joel Chandler Harris.
Contents Little bit of my blood -- Torn away -- Bleeding shadow -- Visit with friends -- Christmas monkeys -- Christmas with the dead -- Quarry -- Six-finger Jack -- Mr. Bear -- Old man and the motorized chair -- Apache witch -- Soldierin' -- Death before bed -- Apocalypse -- Strange poem -- Little words -- Man -- Dead air -- Dog in winter -- Hide and horns -- Stars are falling -- Metal men of Mars -- Morning, noon, and night -- Santa at the café -- What happened to me -- Oink -- Starlight, eyes bright -- Dead sister -- Shooting pool -- Folding man -- Dread island -- Story notes.


Location Call # Status
 Smoky Hill Fiction  LANSDALE  ON SHELF
Publisher Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description 482 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Subject Short stories, American.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Adventure fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Horror fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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ISBN 9781596065994