THE ORCHARD. Charles L. Grant.

THE ORCHARD. [New York]: Tor, [1986]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Tor 51860-8. A collection of four linked Oxrun Station novellas. "The Last and Dreadful Hour" ... "set in a haunted movie theater that refuses to let its patrons leave" is a "powerful standalone" story (Stefan Dziemianowicz). "A Vietnam veteran who disliked Lovecraft and hated gore, Grant was a purveyor of what he first called 'dark fantasy' -- what was later called 'quiet horror' … His characters are modern, dreaming of cars they can't afford, and his ghosts go on dates and leave answering-machine messages. Like John Cheever, he enjoyed writing about suburban ennui, families crumbling under pressure from suspected infidelities, and which child liked which parent best." - Grady Hendrix, Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction, p. 188. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-147. Crease to rear cover, a nearly fine, unread copy. (#164494).

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