Dark Harvest

Dark Harvest

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Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or 01' 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor/Seven Seas
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765358719
  • 9780765358714
  • 671,612

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"Mesmerizing... Whether read as potent dark fantasy or a modern coming-of-age parable, this is contemporary American writing as its finest." - Publishers Weekly, starred review."show more

About Norman Partridge

A two-time Stoker Award-winner, NORMAN PARTRIDGE has published three short story collections, several comics, and five novels. Partridge lives in California.show more

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