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A dark matter : a novel, Peter Straub

Label
A dark matter : a novel
Title
A dark matter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Straub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The incomparable master of horror and suspense returns with a powerful, brilliantly terrifying novel that redefines the genre in original and unexpected ways.The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later, one man attempts to understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book about this horrible night, and it's through this process that they begin to examine the unspeakable events that have bound them in ways they cannot fathom, but that have haunted every one of them through their lives. As each of the old friends tries to come to grips with the darkness of the past, they find themselves face-to-face with the evil triggered so many years earlier. Unfolding through the individual stories of the fated group?s members, A Dark Matter is an electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel that will satisfy Peter Straub's many ardent fans, and win him legions more
Summary
Old friends try to come to grips with the darkness of the past--a secret ritual that left behind a gruesomely dismembered body--and find themselves face-to-face with the evil they helped create
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, 2010.
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335026
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1943-
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Straub, Peter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • High school students
  • Psychic trauma
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Good and evil
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Madison (Wis.)
  • High school students
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Good and evil
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Madison (Wis.)
  • Good and evil
  • High school students
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Psychic trauma
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adult
Label
A dark matter : a novel, Peter Straub
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn606763695
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books mass market ed.
Extent
588 pages
Isbn
9781400096725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)606763695
Label
A dark matter : a novel, Peter Straub
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn606763695
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books mass market ed.
Extent
588 pages
Isbn
9781400096725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)606763695

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