Dark Harvest

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2007 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Soon to be a major motion picture!

Norman Partridge's Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, Dark Harvest, is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."

“A major talent.” —Stephen King

Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol' Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.

Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He's willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror—and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy.

“This is contemporary American writing at its finest.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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User Review  - LibrarianRyan - LibraryThing

Ya know how sometimes a book gives you exactly what you want when you see the cover? Yes, Dark Harvest did that for me. Originally published in 2006, this book has been on my TBR for years because of ... Read full review

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User Review  - allyofthedawn - LibraryThing

This book was great. It was a interesting story, and well-paced. The only issue that I had with it was the author's occasional use of the 2nd person. Read full review

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Two-time Stoker Award-winner, NORMAN PARTRIDGE is the author of six novels and six short story collections. His fiction ranges from horror and crime to the fantastic. A film adaptation of his lauded Halloween novel, Dark Harvest, is set for a September 2022 release by MGM. He lives and writes in California.

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