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WYNNE-JONES, Tim. Odd's End. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1980). First Edition. "Printed and bound in the United States of America". Pp (8),9-228. 8vo, tan cloth spine, grey paper-covered boards.
Spadoni & Donnelly 3211.
A mystery set in Nova Scotia. Winner of the 1980 Seal First Novel Award.
Tim Wynne-Jones, OC (b. August 12, 1948, Bromborough, Cheshire, England) emigrated at a young age and was raised in British Columbia and Ontario.
"The unanimous choice of an international panel of judges, and scheduled for simultaneous publication in Toronto, New York, and London, the winner of the 1980 Seal First Novel Award is a spellbinding mvstery that charts the anatomy of fear with deadly precision.
Malcolm Close, an English professor at a Nova Scotia college, and his wife Mary, an artist, are living an almost idyllic life ... until their contentment is shattered by the chilling realization that they are not alone in their rambling house at the edge of the sea.
It begins one spring evening when the couple arrives home to find flickering candles and a sumptuous feast for two laid out, still warm from the oven... a feast neither had prepared. A practical joke, perhaps... puzzling, but easily forgotten until a few days later when Mary finds unmistakable signs that, once again, a stranger has been moving through the house. And then, subtly, the harmless pranks twist into perversity - tiny acts of sadism which slowly violate the most intimate aspects of Mary and Malcolm's iife together.
The sinister intruder is real. And as he moves in closer and closer, he taints the rooms of Odd's End with palpable evil, winding an insidious net of terror around his bewildered victims.
Building to a feverish and harrowing climax, Odd's End is an exceptional first novel, a story of stunning psychological suspense." - from the dj.
Very good in rubbed, nicked dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by author on the title page. 25.00
Title: Odd's End. First Edition.in dustjacket, Signed
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, 1980,: 1980
ISBN Number: 0771090528
ISBN Number 13: 9780771090523
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 40690