The Southern Novels: Boy's Life, Mystery Walk, Gone South, and Usher's Passing
Four chilling tales from the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song and the “true master of the Gothic novel” (Booklist).
From rural Alabama to the Louisiana bayou to the North Carolina mountains, World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Award–winning author Robert R. McCammon has made the American South his own Gothic playground in these four unforgettable novels.
A Boy’s Life: “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” McCammon’s World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Award–winning novel takes place in 1964 Alabama, where a twelve-year-old boy’s idyllic life takes an abrupt turn into a dark world of mystery when he and his father witness a car roll into a lake—only to discover a corpse handcuffed to the steering wheel (Kirkus Reviews).
“It’s McCammon’s The Prince of Tides. . . . Incredibly moving.” —Peter Straub
Mystery Walk: Two boys with mysterious powers—a psychic who speaks with the dead and a faith healer—share a common bond and hold mankind’s fate in their hands in an epic showdown of good versus evil.
“As finely a turned tale of horror as the best of them.” —Houston Chronicle
Gone South: A veteran’s moment of rage leads to a grisly murder and a heated chase deep into the bayou, where he encounters a pair of bizarre bounty hunters—and a strange new friend, who might help him find redemption.
“A gothic picaresque that mixes gritty plot and black comedy.” —The Wall Street Journal
Usher’s Passing: Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” is no fiction in this Gothic novel of ancestral madness in the mountains of modern-day North Carolina, as the heir to the Usher legacy—a horror novelist—confronts his terrifying inheritance.
“A frightening pleasure.” —St. Louis Dispatch
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Nemos Mother A Week With the Jaybird
My Camping Trip
A Summer of Devils and Angels 1 Last Day of School
A Boy And a Ball
ain’t asked Beach Boys began Biggun bike Billy Billy saw Billy’s Blaylock Bodean boy’s Branlins Bruton can’t Cathcoate Chile Cory couldn’t Dad’s daddy dark Davy Ray Donny door eyes face Falconer father fingers front gonna Gordo Gotha green grinned gripped hair hand Hargison he’d he’s head hear heard hollered I’ve Jaybird John Johnny Johnny Wilson knew Lady Leatherlungs Lezander Lightfoot looked ma’am Mackenson man’s Mayor Swope Miss Blue Glass mother Moultry mouth must’ve Nemo never night opened parrot pickup truck porch pulled Ramona Rebel Reverend Rocket Saxon’s Lake Sheriff Amory shirt shoulder shouted smile Snowdown somethin stared started stood stopped sure talk tell there’s they’re thing thought told took town triceratops truck turned Vernon voice walked wasn’t watched What’s woods would’ve Yeah Yes sir You’re Zephyr