Lividian Publications is pleased to announce we’re publishing a deluxe signed Lettered Edition hardcover of The Night Country by Stewart O’Nan.
This deluxe special edition is being lavishly crafted with upgraded bonded leather binding, faux marble endpapers, and a hand-made clamshell case featuring bonded leather and fine cloth, lined on the inside with a gorgeous reproduction of François Vaillancourt’s cover artwork for the Limited Edition.
Exclusive to our special editions of The Night Country is a “lost” introduction by the author and a new afterword by Paul Tremblay, plus eleven original black and white illustrations and a full-color frontis painting by François Vaillancourt.
Retail Price: $400
Publication Date: July 2021
Because this Lettered Edition will be shipping next month, this is being sold as an in-stock product and the site will charge you immediately for your order.
• Eleven black-and-white interior illustrations by François Vaillancourt
• A full-color frontispiece
• “The World That Matters,” an introduction by Stewart O’Nan that has never appeared in any previous edition
• An original afterword by Paul Tremblay written exclusively for our editions
• Offset printed on an acid-free archival quality paper stock
• A fine bonded leather binding
• Hot foil stamping on the front cover and spine
• Smyth-sewn to create a more durable binding
• Twine head and tail bands
• High-quality faux marble endpapers
• Sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Custom-made clamshell case stamped with hot foil and lined inside with the dust jacket artwork from the Limited Edition
• Signed by Stewart O’Nan, François Vaillancourt, and Paul Tremblay
• Limited to 52 signed and lettered copies
About the Book:
Stewart O’Nan’s classic tale of small-town life and Halloween hauntings is back in print as a beautiful signed special edition hardcover from Lividian Publications.
At midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of the passengers. One escapes unharmed, another suffers severe brain damage. A year later, summoned by the memories of those closest to them, the three who died come back on a last chilling mission among the living.
A strange and unsettling ghost story, The Night Country creeps through the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of a bedroom community, reaching into the desperately connected yet isolated lives of three people changed forever by the accident: Tim, who survived yet lost everything; Brooks, the cop whose guilty secret has destroyed his life; and Kyle’s mom, trying to love the new son the doctors returned to her. As the day wanes and darkness falls, one of them puts a terrible plan into effect, and they find themselves caught in a collision of need and desire, watched over by the knowing ghosts.
Macabre and moving, The Night Country elevates every small town’s bad high school crash into myth, finding the deeper human truth beneath a shared and very American tragedy. As in his highly-prized Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, once again Stewart O’Nan gives us an intimate look at people trying to hold on to hope, and the consequences when they fail.
About the Author:
Stewart O’Nan is the author of numerous books, including West of Sunset, The Odds, Emily Alone, Snow Angels, Songs for the Missing, and A Prayer for the Dying. His 2007 novel, Last Night at the Lobster, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he lives with his family.
Reviews and Praise:
“Scary, sad, funny, and when it comes to young people at the end of their ropes and hopes, dead on the money. The Night Country takes you away to a strange and special place while reminding you of the places you’ve been—especially the spooky Halloween places. A gracefully written, mesmerizing read.”
— Stephen King
“O’Nan has an extraordinary ability to enter the lives of a diverse spectrum of people.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“O’Nan is wonderful at describing teenaged ritual.”
— The New York Times Book Review
“O’Nan upholds his reputation in this rigorously contemporary tale of life and death, in which he renders small-town strip malls as eerie as any haunted castle.”
— The Seattle Times
“Haunts the reader from page one… There’s truth to be found on nearly every page of this book.”
— January Magazine
“Leave it to author Stewart O’Nan to take this idea of a ‘holiday book’ and turn it into a really gorgeous portrait of small-town life and death.”
— The Capital Times
“The Night Country burrows into the heart of suburbia with surgical skill… Never has elegiac writing been so simultaneously lovely and fun.”