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Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword

Danielewski, Mark Z. (Book - 2012 )
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Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword
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"The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella--a ghost story for grownup readers. Late one evening at a party at an East Texas ranch house, five orphans gather to hear a story about a quest for a terrible weapon. Before them lies a long black box with five latches. As the owner of the box settles into a curious tale of revenge, the children grow more and more captivated, even as we grow more and more afraid that a new crime may await them all, especially as clocks in Upshur County approach midnight"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Danielewski, Mark Z.
Title: Mark Z. Danielewski's The fifty year sword
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 285 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Notes: Statement of responsibility indicates 5 colored quotation marks, signifying different speakers in the text.
Summary: "The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella--a ghost story for grownup readers. Late one evening at a party at an East Texas ranch house, five orphans gather to hear a story about a quest for a terrible weapon. Before them lies a long black box with five latches. As the owner of the box settles into a curious tale of revenge, the children grow more and more captivated, even as we grow more and more afraid that a new crime may await them all, especially as clocks in Upshur County approach midnight"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note: 1 15 53 60 61 71 74 76 79 80 118 122 133 148 152 156 193 203 210 216 222 228 231 250
Alternate Title: Fifty year sword
ISBN: 0307907724
9780307907721
Subject Headings: Texas, East Fiction. Revenge Fiction. Children Fiction.
Genre/Form: Horror fiction.
Topical Term: Revenge
Children
LCCN: 2012010372
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