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In Extremis: The Most Extreme Short Stories of John Shirley John Shirley

In Extremis: The Most Extreme Short Stories of John Shirley

John Shirley

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ISBN : 9780982663981
Hardcover
320 pages
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John Shirley’s stories push the boundaries of extreme—from hookers with nothing to lose, to ghosts that glory in bloodshed. A leading voice in contemporary horror, Shirley brings his substantial talent to bear on human morality through the absurd,MoreJohn Shirley’s stories push the boundaries of extreme—from hookers with nothing to lose, to ghosts that glory in bloodshed. A leading voice in contemporary horror, Shirley brings his substantial talent to bear on human morality through the absurd, violent blunderings of his characters. Over his long career, he has earned his reputation as a writer that doesn’t pull his punches, and doesn’t treat his readers gently. “All his stories,” writes Terrence Rafferty of the New York Times, “give off the chill of top-grade horror. Its a moral chill, because Shirleys great subject is the terrible ease with which we modern Americans have learned to look away from pain and suffering....”The In Extremis Limited Edition features a handsome cloth binding with custom foil-print, a printed paper cover, a signature page, and an original short story. Only 100 copies will be printed. This edition appeals to John Shirleys established fan and collector base.