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Horns

A Novel

Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first, Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who had been raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real. Once, the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it 'all,' and more - he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. But Merrins death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone that is, but the devil inside... Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look - a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Its time for a little revenge...'its time the devil had his due...
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Joe Hill wurde 1972 in Neuengland geboren. Nach dem College begann er mit dem Schreiben. Für seine Kurzgeschichten, die in zahlreichen Zeitschriften und Anthologien erschienen, wurde er bereits mehrfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem "Ray Bradbury Fellowship" und dem "Bram Stoker Award". 2006 erhielt er u.a. den renommierten "World Fantasy Award". Er lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen drei Kindern in New Hampshire.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 416
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-06-114796-8
Verlag HarperCollins
Maße (L/B/H) 208/142/27 mm
Gewicht 331
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