Dustjacket by John Picacio
In a career filled with peaks, A Fine Dark Line may just be the high point for Joe R. Lansdale, author of the coming-of-age classic (and winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel) The Bottoms, suspense novels Cold in July, Mucho Mojo, and Captains Outrageous, and many others.
In A Fine Dark Line, follow hisownself to 1958, to a young boy who lives with his family in a drive-in movie theater they run, a humble but proud situation which will be threatened by a crime which occurred years ago. The novel begins simply enough...
My name is Stanley Mitchell, Jr., and I'll write down what I recall. This all happened in a place called Dewmont.
... and builds to a terrifying climax in which the past may be dead, but reaches out to the present.
A Fine Dark Line will contain the original text as Joe wrote it, as well as two unused prologues and an afterword, a total of nearly 20,000 words of material that will appear only in the Subterranean Press edition.
Limited, signed, bound in full-cloth, with full-color dustjacket - limited to 600 copies.
Lettered: Limited to 26 signed copies, bound in full-leather and housed in a clamshell traycase.