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Abraham's Boys
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Abraham's Boys
A Story from the Collection 20th Century Ghosts
Creators: Joe Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pub. date: 2/1/2009
Lib. SRP: 3.99 USD
Ret. SRP: 3.99 USD
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 692 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Fiction, Short Stories
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Short Description:
   

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill's award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Full Description:
   

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill's award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Reviews:
  Parade (a "Parade Pick")
      "Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you've read them."
  Village Voice
      "[A] lovely, earnest collection of short fiction."
  Denver Rocky Mountain News
      "Each tale is unique, and the collection proves that Hill's talent is not limited to horror, but extends well into the mainstream."
  New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)
      "[An] inventive collection . . . brave and astute."
  The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia)
      "[A] new take on the fantasy-horror genre...Highly recommended."
  San Francisco Chronicle
      "The selections range from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub and Stephen King."
  New York Times on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS
      "This solid, inventive, scary collection of stories reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror."
  Daily Mail (London) on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS
      "Each of these chilling tales arrests you from the opening sentence and leads you — trustingly, thanks to the simple mastery of the story-teller — into a place of gulping fear."
  Coventry Telegraph on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS
      "Subtle and disturbing in equal measure."
  Evening Herald (Ireland)
      "Irresistible stories."
Creator Marketing:
  Joe Hill     
     

Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key.

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