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THE DEADLY PERCHERON
by John Franklin Bardin.
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem.
Signed Limited Hardcover - 1 of 300 copies.
OVERVIEW: Between 1946 and 1948 John Franklin Bardin produced 3 quite extraordinary novels, all distinguished by a hallucinatory intensity of feeling and an absorption in morbid psychology remarkable for the period. the deadly percheron (and the last of philip banter and devil take the blue-tail fly) are unlike anything else in modern crime literature.
John Franklin Bardin’s bold and unconventional crime thriller is at once a murder mystery, poignant love story and, most important, an unsettling and hallucinatory dark voyage into memory, madness, torture, and despair. More happens in the first fifty pages of this book than you might think possible. Centipede Press is proud to present this classic novel, a combination of the detective story and the tale of psychological horror, in a new edition, with a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem, and the first chapters of a previously unpublished final novel which had never before been seen. The cover is by Surrealist Salvador Dalí , and the back cover has a more complete picture of this amazing painting. Each book is signed by Jonathan Lethem.
Cover image: Salvador Dalí.
2006 Centipede Press signed limited hard cover. Only 300 copies. 224 pages. New.
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