I'm Not Sam
- Author: Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
- Artist: William Neal McPheeters
- Pub. Date: December 26, 2012
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-353-5
- Status: Out of Print
"He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business, on par
with Clive Barker, James Ellroy, and Thomas Harris."
— Stephen King
I'm Not Sam
by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
About the Book:
Now I'm way beyond confusion.
Now I'm scared.
I've slid down the rabbit-hole and what's down there is dark and serious. This is not play-acting or some waking bad dream she's having. She's changed, somehow overnight. I don't know how I know this but I sense it as surely as I sense my own skin. This is not Sam, my Sam, wholly sane and firmly balanced. Capable of tying off an artery as neatly as you'd thread a belt through the loops of your jeans.
And now I'm shivering too.
In some fundamental way she's changed...
"You'd expect nothing less from the provocateurs behind The Woman, whom you can almost hear giggling in the background at the reader's discomfort. An epilogue provides some concrete answers—and delivers a well needed climactic kick."
— Booklist, Daniel Kraus
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk—a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story "The Box" won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story "Gone" won again in 2000—and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom. His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards.
Lucky McKee is an American director, writer, and actor known for the film May, which has acquired a loyal cult following, and his adaptations of Jack Ketchum's work.
Published in three states:
• Trade Hardcover Edition with full color dust jacket ($17.99)
• Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of 750 copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition Hardcover of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($200)