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She Was Good--She Was Funny (a chilling short story)
     

She Was Good--She Was Funny (a chilling short story)

by David Marusek
 
This short story first appeared in Playboy magazine.

Walt Baffen, an Oxford-trained archeologist, is spending his first winter alone in a remote Alaskan log cabin. All goes well until the temperature drops to minus 40 and he receives a visit by an odd neighbor with a “bone to pick.” What happens next goes way beyond chilling. Not since Jack London’s “To Build

Overview

This short story first appeared in Playboy magazine.

Walt Baffen, an Oxford-trained archeologist, is spending his first winter alone in a remote Alaskan log cabin. All goes well until the temperature drops to minus 40 and he receives a visit by an odd neighbor with a “bone to pick.” What happens next goes way beyond chilling. Not since Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” has a short story made a roaring fire seem so inviting.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012967381
Publisher:
General Genius Digital
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
814,827
File size:
698 KB

Meet the Author

“Marusek's writing is ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny, as he forces readers to stretch their imaginations and sympathies.” —Publisher's Weekly

“Marusek, who hitchhiked his way to Alaska from Santa Barbara in the 1970's and now lives on the outskirts of Fairbanks, may have a relatively modest body of work (just 10 short stories in print over the span of 13 years), but each of these pieces has so far proven to be as concentrated and potent as a dwarf star.” —Dave Itzkoff, New York Times Book Review

“Marusek has almost no equal in his ability to create a huge cast of prickly, sticky human characters who interact with utterly casual reality.” —Rick Kleffel

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