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Dave Zeltserman

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-860-1
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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The supernatural, unmissable new novel by the ALA Best Horror award nominee. In nineteenth-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved . . . until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must go far to take his revenge -- only to find his tormentor, Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, creating something much more sinister deep in the mountains. Paranormal and gripping in the tradition of the best work of Stephen King and Justin Cronin, Monster is a gruesome parable of control and vengeance, and an ingenious tribute to one of literature's greatest

Praise for the work of Dave Zeltserman:

"[Zeltserman writes] spare and crisp prose, believable dialogue, imaginative plot twists, and tightly wound characters who don't wear out their welcome." --Newsday

"There's a new name to add to the pantheon of the sons and daughters of Cain: Dave Zeltserman." --National Public Radio on Small Crimes, Top 5 Crime and Mystery Novels of 2008

"His first-person narrative is itself an impressive achievement: He manages the difficult trick of creating a voice that sounds authentically like Shelley's while remaining entirely lucid to the contemporary reader."--L.A. Times

"Zeltserman’s book is a rich and fun response to Shelley’s classic."--Publishers Weekly

"Zeltserman follows Shelley’s roadmap just enough to infuse the proceedings with a degree of familiarity, yet his point of view and unique deviations from the original story make every page a joy to read. Additionally, he employs a highly literary style so that his book reads as if it were written during or shortly after the literary classic from which it takes its subject matter. Monsteris a book that horror fans and literature aficionados can read with equal gusto." --Bookreporter.com

"Dave Zeltserman’s highly readable style harmonizes beautifully with its 19th century European setting. Monster is a must-read for anyone who enjoys horror stories, and shivers when Boris Karloff’s pale fingers twitch back into life."--Historical Novel Society

Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is the author of nine horror and crime novels including The Caretaker of Lorne Field and A Killer's Essence, also published by Overlook. He and his wife live in the Boston area. Visit davezeltserman.com.

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