The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine: An eShort

The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine: An eShort

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by Peter Straub
     
 
Peter Straub masterfully weaves  horror and suspense into a love story unlike any other: the ballad of Ballard and Sandrine.
 
Ballard and his considerably younger lover Sandrine have been brought together by a shared erotic obsession of the darkest kind. As they travel down a remote part of the Amazon River on a luxurious yacht, they spend

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Peter Straub masterfully weaves  horror and suspense into a love story unlike any other: the ballad of Ballard and Sandrine.
 
Ballard and his considerably younger lover Sandrine have been brought together by a shared erotic obsession of the darkest kind. As they travel down a remote part of the Amazon River on a luxurious yacht, they spend their days indulging in their macabre pastime. Through a haze of pain and pleasure, the lovers are witness to a series of increasingly sinister portents, dreams and visions that haunt their claustrophobic and disturbing world. With Peter Straub’s signature, breathtaking twists and an astonishing climax, you’ll never forget The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345802873
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
205,227
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

PETER STRAUB is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels.  Two of his most recent, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, are winners of the Bram Stoker Award, as is his recent collection, 5 Stories.  Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of America anthology The American Fantastic Tale and the horror collection Poe’s Children.  He lives in New York City.

www.peterstraub.net

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York City
Date of Birth:
March 2, 1943
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:
B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966
Website:
http://www.peterstraub.net

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The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine: An eShort 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story is not one to read if you like all your answers wrapped in a tidy bow. If, however, you appreciate ambiance and a deep abiding unsettledness, this should be right up your alley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great eShort story loaded with suspsense & horror by one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago