Sperling & Kupfer
In Viaggio Con L’Assassino (Joyride) (Italy)
Italian edition of Joyride translated by Annabella Caminiti
From award-winning author and storyteller Jack Ketchum comes nineteen bleak stories of loss and pain. This is the author’s newest collection, and includes his Bram Stoker Award-winning novella Closing Time. Also inlcluded: Returns, Damned If You Do, Station Two, Elusive, Papa, The Fountain, Do You Love Your Wife? At Home with the VCR, Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven, Olivia: A Monologue, Brave Girl, Honor System, Light Up, Hotline, Monster, Consensual, Seascape, and Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk.
Movie tie-in edition.
Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages or a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons – and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make.
This edition also features the stories Do You Love Your Wife? and Returns. The Movie Tie-In Edition also contains a bonus interview.
- The Girl Next Door
- Do You Love Your Wife?
- We Have Permission (interview with Jack Ketchum by Quentin Dunne) – Movie Tie-In Edition only.