Heart-Shaped Box (Deluxe Signed & Slipcased Limited)
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Heart-Shaped Box (Deluxe Signed & Slipcased Limited)

  • Author: Joe Hill
  • Artist: François Vaillancourt
  • Page Count: 528 pages
  • Pub. Date: Early 2022
  • Status: Out of Print

$150.00

This item is Out of Print and will not be available for purchase again.

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Heart-Shaped Box: The Deluxe Special Edition
by Joe Hill

A New Signed & Slipcased Limited Edition from Lividian Publications!
Includes Special Bonus Material, the "Lost" First Chapter, 19 Full-Color Illustrations, and more!

As many of our collectors wrote us after receiving their copies of Revival and 20th Century Ghosts from Brian James Freeman's Lividian Publications, Brian packs a ton of value into his special editions. The price-to-features ratio is crazy!

Today, we're pleased to report we will be getting copies of the new Lividian Publications signed and slipcased Limited Edition hardcover of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, which is being designed as a terrific companion volume to their previous special edition of 20th Century Ghosts.

This deluxe edition includes a brand-new foreword by Josh Malerman, an introduction by Joe Hill that has only previously appeared in the UK, bonus features including "Jude Confronts Global Warming" and the "lost" first chapter of the novel, along with "Traveling the Night Road with Joe Hill: On Heart-Shaped Box" by Mathias Clasen, the acclaimed Danish scholar of horror fiction and an associate professor in literature and media at Aarhus University.

In addition, this gorgeous volume will feature an incredible nineteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, printed on an acid-free glossy stock to retain the richness of the artwork and tipped into the book.

To ensure this special edition lasts for generations of readers, the slipcase will be produced using the new, heavier boards that Lividian introduced to their line-up with The Night Country. There is a noticeable difference with these heavy boards, making the slipcase even more sturdy and durable.

The Lividian Publications special edition of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill is already rolling at the printer and will be published in the first quarter of 2022.

Special Features:
• Nineteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt
• A brand new foreword by Josh Malerman
• An introduction by Joe Hill
• Includes "Jude Confronts Global Warming" and the "lost" first chapter of the novel, along with "Traveling the Night Road with Joe Hill: On Heart-Shaped Box" by Mathias Clasen

Deluxe Production Features:
• Two-color interior printing
• Printed on an acid-free specialty paper stock
• Deluxe leatherette binding
• Hot foil stamping and heat burnishing on the front cover and spine
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Genuine spine hubs like an old world volume
• Colored head and tail bands
• High-quality, four-color faux marbled endpapers
• Sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Full-color signature sheet signed by Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen
• Custom-made slipcase wrapped with a woven cloth and stamped with hot foil
• Limited to just 1,750 copies produced in a one-time printing, never to be reprinted

About the Book:
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals... a used hangman's noose... a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet.

I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder...

For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more?

But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing.
And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door... seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang... standing outside his window... staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand...

A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, Joe Hill immediately vaulted into the top echelon of dark fantasists with this blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.

Who is signing?
Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen have already signed the signature sheets.