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A Novel

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An edition of Black House (2001)

Black House

A Novel

First Trade Edition (2)
  • 3.50 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 89 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Random House
Language
English
Pages
625

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Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, WI. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories.

When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier by a real-life madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed "The Fisherman" and Jack's buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help his inexperienced force find him. But is this merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack's inexplicable waking dreams, if that is what they are, of robins' eggs and red feathers? It's almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As that message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted track of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.

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2002-03, Plaza & Janes Editories Sa
Hardcover in Spanish - Primera ed.
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Black House
2002-09, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Ballantine Mass Market Domestic Edition (1)
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Black House: A Novel
2001, Random House
Hardcover in English - First Trade Edition (2)
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Black House
2001, HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Black House
Black House: A Novel
2001, Random House
Hardcover in English - First Trade Edition (2)
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Black House: a novel
2001, Random House Large Print
Hardcover in English - 1st large print ed. (1)
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Black House
2001, HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover in English
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Black House
2001, Harper Collins
Hardcover in English
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Black House
2001, Random House
Hardcover in English - First Trade Edition (2)

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2001

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 B57 2001

Contributors

Author
Stephen King
Book Designer
Victoria Wong

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
624 p. ;
Number of pages
625
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.75 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3946215M
Internet Archive
blackhousenovel0000king
ISBN 10
0375504397
ISBN 13
9780375504396
LC Control Number
2001031657
OCLC/WorldCat
87169748, 1022878419
Library Thing
5698
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0375504397
Goodreads
44538406

Work Description

Preceded by: The Talisman

Black House is a horror novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub. Published in 2001, it is the sequel to The Talisman. This is one of King's numerous novels that tie in with the Dark Tower series. Black House was nominated to the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

The novel is set in Straub's homeland of Wisconsin, rather than in King's frequently used backdrop of Maine. The town of "French Landing" is a fictionalized version of the town of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Also, "Centralia" is named after the nearby small town of Centerville, Wisconsin, located at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 35.

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Right here and now, as an old friend used to say, we are in the fluid present, where clear-sightedness never guarantees perfect vision.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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