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Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We’re going to Christmasland…
NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
Joe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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Author Joe Hill signs at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
About the Author
Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Horns and Heart-Shaped Box and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner award–winning writer of an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. His new novel, NOS4A2, will be published in May 2013. You can follow Joe on Twitter, where he goes by the inspired handle of @joe_hill.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
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Author Joe Hill signs at Powell’s Books on Friday May 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm!
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Author Joe Hill signs at Copperfield’s Books on Thursday May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm!
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Author Joe Hill signs at The Booksmith on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM!
Victoria McQueen is a very special girl. On her blue Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she can travel anywhere she likes and retrieve anything lost by simply crossing a rickety, bat-filled covered bridge that magically appears whenever she needs it. But every journey takes its toll.
Charlie Manx is a very evil man. Ageless, creepy, and just a little bit charming, in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith––with the vanity license plate NOS4A2––he takes kidnapped children for rides from which they never return. Slipping out of the everyday world, Manx’s destination for these children is a place he calls “Christmasland,” an astonishing playground of amusements (think Candy Land on acid) where every morning is Christmas morning and you never grow up and you never die. But you are transformed into something absolutely terrifying. Once again, every journey takes its toll.
One day Victoria goes on one of her journeys looking for trouble . . . and finds it. Charlie Manx. But young Vic (as she is called) is the only child ever to escape his grasp.
But that was a lifetime ago. And now the only kid to ever escape Charlie’s unmitigated evil is all grown up and desperate to forget the time she spent with him. But the end of one nightmare is just the beginning of another because Charlie Manx (although believed to have died in a maximum security prison) hasn’t stopped thinking about the exceptional Victoria McQueen, and he hasn’t stopped abducting children and taking them to “Christmasland” in is 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son Wayne.
In a life-and-death battle of wills––her magic pitted against his––Vic McQueen is going to get her son back and destroy Manx once and for all. Or she’ll die trying.
NOS4A2 cements Joe Hill as one of the masters, regardless of genre. After reading this book you’ll find yourself flinching at shadows, constantly checking your rearview mirror, and possibly never looking at a child quite the same way again. Brilliant, suspenseful, disturbing, and terrifying in equal measure.
Joe Hill is the author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, and the prize-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner award-winning writer of an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. Follow him on Twitter: @joe_hill
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Author Joe Hill signs at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm!
Joe Hill is the author of novels Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, a collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, and a comic book series published with San Diego’s own IDW Publishing, Locke & Key. Joe R. Lansdale’s signature review of NOS4A2 states, “Horror is too simplistic a word for Joe’s new novel, but there’s no denying it makes the skin crawl like a worm on a hot rock.” Find out why as you discover a new world of modern monsters.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of NOS4A2 from Mysterious Galaxy, available April 30th, starting at 10a.m.
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
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Author Joe Hill signs at Tattered Cover on Thursday May 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm!
Joe Hill, the acclaimed, award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, will read from and sign his new novel NOS4A2. Disturbing, mesmerizing, and full of twisting thrills, Hill’s phantasmagoric, devilishly playful masterpiece is a terrifying high-octane ride.
Free numbered tickets for a place in the signing line will be handed out at 6:00 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the signing is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only.
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Author Joe Hill signs at Books & Co on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 2:00 PM.
Books & Co
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440
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Authors Joe Hill and Owen King speak and sign their respective novels, NOS4A2 and Double Feature, at Book Revue on Wednesday, May 1st, at 7:00 PM.
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.
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