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The Resource In the valley of the sun : a nobel, Andy Davidson

In the valley of the sun : a nobel, Andy Davidson

Label
In the valley of the sun : a nobel
Title
In the valley of the sun
Title remainder
a nobel
Statement of responsibility
Andy Davidson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"--
Summary
In this suspenseful, complex debut, author Andy Davidson skillfully works the traditional vampire legend into a cowboy yarn set in West Texas in 1980. Serial murderer Travis Stillwell wakes up pale, weak, and sensitive to sunlight after a one-night stand; he's taken in by a motel owner and her son, who offer him odd jobs. All the while, a Texas Ranger is tracking him, and the vampire who turned Travis is annoyed by his pacific behavior. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569101
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
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Davidson, Andy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cowboys
  • Monsters
  • FICTION / Horror
  • FICTION / Westerns
  • FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  • Horror tales
  • Western stories
  • Horror stories
  • Cowboys
  • Horror tales
  • Monsters
  • Western stories
Target audience
adult
Label
In the valley of the sun : a nobel, Andy Davidson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn983799149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781510721104
Lccn
2017002448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983799149
Label
In the valley of the sun : a nobel, Andy Davidson
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
ocn983799149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781510721104
Lccn
2017002448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983799149

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