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One Bloody Thing After Another
One Bloody Thing After Another (Large Print)
by Joey Comeau
Publisher ECW Press
Published on: 27 November 2012
Categories Horror, Literary, Fiction
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Our Price: US$19.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781459652149
About the Book
Jackie has a map of the city on the wall of her bedroom, with a green pin for each of her trees. She has a first - kiss tree and a broken - arm tree. She has a car - accident tree. There is a tree at the hospital where Jackie's mother passed away into the long good night. When one of them gets cut down, Jackie doesn't know what to do but she doesn't let that stop her. She picks up the biggest rock she can carry and puts it through the window of a car. Smash. She intends to leave before the police arrive, but they're early. Ann is Jackie's best friend, but she's got problems of her own. Her mother is chained up in the basement. How do you bring that up in casual conversation? ''Oh, sorry I've been so distant, Jackie. My mother has more teeth than she's supposed to, and she won't eat anything that's already dead.'' Ann and her sister Margaret don't have much of a choice here. Their mother needs to be fed. It isn't easy but this is family. It's not supposed to be easy. It'll be okay as long as Margaret and Ann still have each other. Add in a cantankerous old man, his powerfully stupid dog, a headless ghost, a lesbian crush and a few unsettling visits from Jackie's own dead mother, and you'll find that One Bloody Thing After Another is a different sort of horror novel from the ones you're used to. It's as sad and funny as it is frightening, and it is as much about the way families rely on each other as it is about blood being drooled on the carpet. Though, to be honest, there is a lot of blood being drooled on the carpet.
About the Author
Joey Comeau writes the comic A Softer World, which has appeared in The Guardian and been profiled in Rolling Stone, and which Publishers Weekly called ''subtle and dramatic.'' His self - published first novel, Lockpick Pornography, sold out its print run of 1,000 books in just three months. In 2007 he published It's Too Late to Say I'm Sorry, a collection of short stories. Overqualified (ECW, 2009) is in its third printing. The A Softer World website has been online since 2003 and has an average daily readership of 70,000 people worldwide. Comeau lives in Toronto, ON.
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