Deadfall Hotel

Deadfall Hotel

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by Steve Rasnic Tem, John Kenn Mortensen
     
 

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Deadfall Hotel is a new original novel from Steve Rasnic Tem, beautifully illustrated, with bonus stories and an essay.See more details below

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Deadfall Hotel is a new original novel from Steve Rasnic Tem, beautifully illustrated, with bonus stories and an essay.

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Publishers Weekly
“No ordinary hotel” but more “a state of mind,” the eponymous setting for this haunting dark fantasy from horror eminence Tem (The Book of Days) provides the perfect backdrop for thoughtful ruminations on death and grieving. Richard Carter is still mourning the death of his beloved wife when he accepts a job as new caretaker at the Deadfall Hotel. Once Richard and his adolescent daughter are established there, it becomes clear that the hotel’s weird patrons and scary vermin are avatars of death that reflect Richard’s inability to accept Abby’s demise. Though Richard’s strange encounters unfold episodically, they build to a revelatory climax that Tem engineers perfectly. His interwoven reflections on the cathartic value of horror entertainments add considerably to the novel’s emotional impact. Gorey-like pen-and-ink illustrations by John Kenn Mortensen perfectly complement the text. Also included is the 1986 short story from which the novel grew. Agent: Robert Fleck, Professional Media Services. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613470121
Publisher:
Centipede Press
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Steve Rasnic Tem is a well-known writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction who lives in Denver, Colorado.

John Kenn Mortensen: John Kenn Mortensen is a freelance illustrator living in Denmark. His quirky, Edward Gorey-inspired artwork has a large following on the internet.

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