From the bestselling author of Ghost Story, Shadowland, and The Talisman, a novella-length rumination on the nature of evil. A Special Place, Peter Straubs first published novella, will come to stand as one of the authors most deeply unsettling works of fiction. A rumination on the nature of evil, the story centers on a boy, Keith Hayward, who is drawn by his nature to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life.
His fathers brother, the good-looking, suave Uncle Tillthe infamous ladykiller, who has led a shadowy career as a local celebrityrecognizes his nephews innermost nature and gleefully tutors him in art of doing ill without getting caught. Even a cold-blooded sociopath must learn some lessons in survival, in seems, and Uncle Till is only happy to provide a tutorial, in the latest imaginative and disturbing work from one of Americas most celebrated horror writers.