The Fifty Year Sword (Hardcover)

Deluxe Edition

By Mark Z. Danielewski

Pantheon, 9780307908407, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/16/2012)

List Price: 100.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This collector's edition of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword features a deluxe slipcase with five metal latches, Nepalese binding (an exposed, specially stitched spine), and a signed frontispiece. Limited to 1,000 copies.
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.

About the Author

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of "House of Leaves," "Only Revolutions "and "The Whalestoe Letters."