The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories

By: Peter Straub

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New/As new condition. Blue cloth boards with baby blue gilt print on spine. Clean, tight and well kept 1st Edition as stated in book. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: Peter Straub's Blue Rose trilogy (Koko, Mystery, and The Throat) is one of the landmark accomplishments of modern popular fiction. Ranging from the Caribbean to Vietnam to the American Midwest and spanning decades of tumultuous history, these books are both unforgettable narratives and indelible portraits of people in extremis, struggling to survive in a world marked by grief, loss, pain, trauma, and homicidal madness. The four stories gathered here are offshoots of that larger fictional universe. Each one stands entirely on its own. Together, they shine a revelatory light on the mysteries and hidden corners of the novels that inspired them. "Blue Rose" recounts a defining moment in the childhood of Koko's Harry Beevers, the moment when the ten-year-old Harry discovers his capacity for violence and brutality. "The Juniper Tree" describes, with almost unbearable clarity, a lonely young boy's encounter with adult betrayal, and with the darker aspects of human sexuality. "The Ghost Village" takes us to the phantasmagoric landscape of Vietnam, where the barriers between the living and the dead begin to dissolve, to mesmerizing effect. "Bunny is Good Bread" is arguably Straub's single most harrowing story. With relentless attention to detail, it anatomizes the creation of a human monster through abuse, cruelty, and neglect. These disturbing, beautifully written stories have a moral weight and emotional resonance that only the finest fiction achieves. They are the clear product of a master storyteller at the very top of his game. No one who reads them is likely to forget them, or come away unchanged.

Title: The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories

Author Name: Peter Straub

Categories: Fiction-Classics, Fiction-Popular, Fiction-General,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Burton, MI 48519, Subterranean Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 1596062959

ISBN Number 13: 9781596062955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 000519

Keywords: fiction