Ghost Story

ISBN-10: 0671685635
ISBN-13: 9780671685638
Edition: 1979
Authors: Peter Straub
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Description: In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 9/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder. Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror"(The Washington Post Book World)that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

Author Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1943. He earned degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. He taught English at his former high school for three years and worked for a time on his doctorate in Ireland. He began writing in 1969 and published two books of poetry in 1972. His novel Julia (1975) was an attempt to find a successful genre in which to work, after his first novel, Marriages (1973), did not sell well. He found that he had a talent for writing horror thrillers in the Gothic tradition. His stories are complex and well paced, with authentic settings that add to the believability of the plot. He is particularly good at creating grotesque characters and gruesome situations; the eeriness of his work is captivating. He has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award.

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