People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

by Tony Burgess
     
 

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"It is what it is. That's her car out there and, well, that's her right there."

Jeremy looks at the woman again. There's a few flies dipping in and out of the back of her skull.

"What happened to her?"

I feel a little uncomfortable. I wasn't really planning to lay it all out like this.

"Well, I hate to say this but I killed her."

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"It is what it is. That's her car out there and, well, that's her right there."

Jeremy looks at the woman again. There's a few flies dipping in and out of the back of her skull.

"What happened to her?"

I feel a little uncomfortable. I wasn't really planning to lay it all out like this.

"Well, I hate to say this but I killed her."

Jeremy nods slowly. He's starting to take this in and I'm relieved.

"Don't ask me why. Anything I say is just gonna sound ridiculous."

I rub my hand in my hair. I want to appear frustrated.

"Things just got out of control."

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Publishers Weekly
Burgess (Pontypool Changes Everything) continues to work the theme of murderous rampages in this enigmatic and ultimately unsatisfying account of deranged gas station owner Bob Clark. After a woman fills up at his station in a small Ontario town and then stops at a nearby traffic light to apply makeup, Clark decides, for reasons that remain obscure, to kill her. That senseless slaughter proves to be but the first of many. Burgess includes 12 pages of true crime-style photos, for no obvious reason; the book does not end with Clark's apprehension or trial, and to some extent, the photos spoil the remainder of the disjointed narrative. Sententious prose ("Things are very 'this happens all the time now'") makes the would-be horror story a slog. Photos.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926851907
Publisher:
ChiZine
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
203
Sales rank:
662,358
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Burgess’s first novel, The Hellmouths of Bewdley received universal critical praise and hailed the arrival of Canada’s “splatter punk Stephen King.” He was shortlisted for the Trillium Award for his novel, Idaho Winter. He is also the author of the infamous zombie epic, Pontypool Changes Everything, which was named Best Book of 1998 by Now Magazine (made into the film Pontypool). His story collection, Fiction for Lovers won the Relit Prize for best Canadian short fiction. His previous novel with CZP, People Live Still in Cashtown Corners is currently being made into a film by Foresight Features and Bruce McDonald.

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