A Special Place

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A Special Place

The Heart of a Dark Matter

By Peter Straub

Pegasus Books, Paperback, 9781605981024, 136pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2010

Description
A Special Place, Peter Straub's first published novella, will come to stand as one of the author's most deeply unsettling works of fiction. A rumination on the nature of evil, the story centers on a boy, Keith Hayward, who is drawn by his nature to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. His father's brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Till the infamous ladykiller, who has led a shadowy career as a local celebrity recognizes his nephew's innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art of doing ill without getting caught. Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, in seems, and Uncle Till is only happy to provide a tutorial, in the latest imaginative and disturbing work from one of America's most celebrated horror writers.


About the Author
Peter Straub is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including "A Dark Matter". He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his novels "Lost Boy Lost Girl" and "In the Night Room", as well as for his recent collection "5 Stories". Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of American anthology "The American Fantastic Tale". He lives in New York City.