The Woman (With Bonus Novella!)
- Author: Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
- Artist: Harry O. Morris
- Pub. Date: February 9, 2012
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-253-8
- 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
The Woman (Featuring A Brand New Bonus Novella!)
by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
Update for Collectors:
The Lettered Edition sold out within 72 hours of being officially announced.
About the Book:
The Woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from Maine into Canada for years now. Badly wounded in a battle with police, she takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea.
Christopher Cleek is a slick, amoral — and unstable — country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream. Fascinated, he follows her to her cave.
Cleek has many dark secrets and to these he'll add another. He will capture her, lock in his fruit cellar, and tame her, civilize her. To this end he'll enlist his long-suffering wife Belle, his teenage son and daughter Brian and Peg, and even his little girl Darlin', to aid him.
So the question becomes, who is more savage? The hunter or the game?
About the Bonus Novella:
Cow by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee takes place a year after the novel ends, but to say anything else could spoil some of the surprises!
Reviews... coming soon
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 two states:
• Trade Hardcover Edition bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with full color dust jacket ($35)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)