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Jeremy Dyson is a master of the macabre, of stories brimming with black humour and the promise of something sinister just around the corner. In his new collection he explores the dark depths of the human condition, offering tales of death, disaster and - just occasionally - redemption.
An unhappy, near-autistic bookseller acquires miraculous powers over life and death and exacts his revenge on the world - in a cruel and unexpected way.
Alone in their isolated boarding school, three boys explore the mysterious cellar that is officially off-limits, only to discover something far worse than they expected about the building and themselves.
A pathological fear of violent crime drives a wealthy property developer to purchase a private island and build himself a home of absolute security. Unfortunately he succeeds in attracting the very thing he fears the most.
In these and other tales of suspense and horror, Jeremy Dyson introduces the reader to a world that is at once mysterious and strangely familiar . . .
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His stories nestle in the little vacant chink between Roald Dahl and Borges (OBSERVER)
Reflects a boldness that's rarely seen among Dyson's confreres - a willingness to dream (GUARDIAN)
Excellent . . . confirms his reputation for punchy, intriguing fictions. Unexpected twists yield a sense of justice being meted out, and provide a delicious balance between suspense and satisfaction (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
pitch-black comedy [and an] aura of menace ... a fusion of horror and hilarity that somehow mates Saki with McEwan (Independent)
A brilliantly macabre and suspenseful short story collection from the co-creator of THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN.
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Book Description Abacus, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Seller Inventory # mon0000129228
Book Description Abacus, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB034912096X