Detours (Lettered Edition)

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Price: $300.00
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Pub Date: 2018

About the Book:
Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book’s origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are detours by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King.

Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Table of Contents:
“An Explanation” by Brian James Freeman
“Memory” by Stephen King
“When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” by Dean Koontz
“Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction” by Peter Straub
“An Abandoned Fragment” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunt” by Kelley Armstrong
“Winter Takes All” by Michael Koryta
“Dead Image” by David Morrell
“The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)”/ “Where Darkness is the Only Light” by David Morrell
“Spares: The Missing First Chapter” by Michael Marshall Smith
“The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft” by Michael Marshall
“Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter” by Chet Williamson
“Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite
“The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript” by Stewart O’Nan
“If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty’s Own Story of The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty
“The Curator” by Owen King
“A Night’s Work” by Clive Barker

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:
• Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
• Personally signed by the editor, artists, Stewart O’Nan, Owen King, and Michael Marshall Smith on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
• Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
• Raised hubs on the spine
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price $300

Please Note:
This is a PC (publisher’s copy) and this edition was issued without a slipcase or traycase. Page gilding might not be perfect.