The Worthy (Paperback)

A Ghost's Story

By Will Clarke

Simon & Schuster, 9780743273169, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2007

List Price: 17.99*
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"I've come to find that most people ignore the dead," Conrad Avery Sutton III begins The Worthy, a wickedly funny and frightening ghost story.

Conrad had it pretty good in life -- a Porsche, pretty girls, and a trust fund full of oil money. But now, thanks to a brutal hazing incident at Louisiana State University's Gamma Chi fraternity, Conrad is dead -- a nineteen-year-old spirit suddenly without an earthly body.

Make no mistake, the newly deceased Conrad is one angry ghost, and the object of his wrath is chapter president Ryan Hutchins, a "big, bright, rising star" who, in Conrad's view, is really "the darkest black hole you'll ever meet -- and I'm not just saying that because he killed me." Out for revenge, Conrad possesses an unsuspecting pledge's body so he can finish what Ryan started, steering them toward a depraved confrontation with a surprising outcome that will leave readers gasping.

About the Author

Will Clarke doesn't want you to know where he lives or what he's doing next.

Praise For The Worthy: A Ghost's Story

"Devilishly funny."

-- Eliot Schrefer, USA Today