JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!
Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.
No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.
A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805