A Dark Matter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
13 Reviews

An electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel from the master of modern horror.

On a Midwestern campus in the 1960s, a charismatic guru and his young acolytes perform a secret ritual in a local meadow. What happens is a mystery—all that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Forty years later, one man seeks to learn about that horrifying night, and to do so he’ll have to force those involved to examine the unspeakable events that have haunted them ever since. 

 

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

In the summer of 1966 eight friends venture into a meadow to take part in a secret ritual. At the end of this ritual only six emerge from the meadow. Those who emerged were changed forever. Lee ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Well, this book is well written, but it is all about what happened in a meadow that made one person crazy, another blind, another disappear, and another dead. And the revelation about what happened ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
27
Section 3
34
Section 4
36
Section 5
47
Section 6
49
Section 7
81
Section 8
93
Section 19
192
Section 20
243
Section 21
246
Section 22
274
Section 23
286
Section 24
303
Section 25
313
Section 26
326

Section 9
99
Section 10
129
Section 11
145
Section 12
149
Section 13
167
Section 14
174
Section 15
175
Section 16
179
Section 17
184
Section 18
185
Section 27
331
Section 28
343
Section 29
362
Section 30
365
Section 31
387
Section 32
389
Section 33
399
Section 34
401
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About the author (2010)

PETER STRAUB is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. In the Night Room and Lost Boy, Lost Girl are winners of the Bram Stoker Award, as is his collection 5 Stories. Straub is the editor of numerous anthologies, including the two-volume The American Fantastic Tale from the Library of America. He lives in Brooklyn.

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