We're All in This Together (Revised & Expanded Limited Edition)
- Author: Owen King
- Artist: Amanda Spielman
- Pub. Date: 2017
- ISBN: 978-1-58-767514-0
- Status: Forthcoming
Revised and expanded for this special edition including a new foreword by the author and a bonus story, "The Idiot's Ghost," which hasn't appeared in any other version of the book! Plus a new introduction by John Freeman!
We're All in This Together: A Novella and Stories (Signed Special Limited Edition)
by Owen King
Cover design by Amanda Spielman
About the Book:
If you haven't read the works of Owen King yet, you're in for a treat! The stories in this collection, including the brilliant title novella, carry the weight of real emotion and revelation and showcase the impressive versatility of a rising talent.
This special signed Limited Edition of King's acclaimed debut includes a new foreword by the author, revised and expanded versions of the stories, and a bonus short story, "The Idiot's Ghost," which hasn't appeared in any other publication of this collection. In addition, there will be a brand new introduction by John Freeman, who was editor of the literary magazine Granta until 2013 and is the former president of the National Book Critics Circle.
This beautiful special edition will be a must-have for our collectors and we don't expect it to last long given the small print run and Owen King's legion of fans!
Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 signed and hand-numbered copies bound in full-cloth, Smyth sewn, and featuring a full-color signature sheet ($60)
• Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, a full-color signature sheet, and featuring unique full color illustrated endpapers not appearing in any other edition ($200)
...a compelling, imaginative debut collection of four short stories both creepy and heartfelt, plus a compassionate novella about a 15-year-old son of a single mother.... King achieves a surreal blend of gory, vivid description of unanesthetized dental surgery layered with the drug-addicted dentist's intermittent memories of a happier past. This original collection heralds the arrival of the next generation.
— Publishers Weekly
The title novella of King's first collection is its heart and soul: a powerful exploration of the flimsiness of political moral certainty....The novella, like all great storytelling, has real strength. Newcomer King is a talent to watch.
— Kirkus Reviews
[King's] is a voice well worth hearing...
— Hartford Courant
King possesses a rare understanding of the macabre side of our workaday lives... We're All in This Together has enough moments of crystalline insight into human folly to prove he's finding a voice and an artistic sensibility all his own.
— Andrew Ervin, The Washington Post
Owen King knows a thing or two about our yen for hate, and he has made it a potent subtext of his literary debut... Some day, when historians are frantically looking for artifacts of our Age of Hate, I think they will stumble upon We're All in This Together.
— Denver Post
Owen King manages to take all of these characters and their idiosyncratic lives and weave stories that are darkly hilarious, truthfully touching, and leave the reader in no doubt that we really are all in this together.
— San Antonio Express-News
Owen King is the author of the novel Double Feature and co-author of the forthcoming graphic novel Intro to Alien Invasion. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as Fairy Tale Review, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, the New York Times Book Review, One Story, and Prairie Schooner. He is married to the novelist Kelly Braffet.