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ISBN13: 9780743235044
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Joseph Malderoyce is a philosophical man with a taste for Mondrian and something of an obsession with tuberculosis. When he inherits a large sum of money, Joseph leaves his stultifying job at a law firm and moves to an unremarkable town in the far north of an unnamed country. There, in a house on the edge of a pine forest, he lives in solitude until the morning he finds a badly beaten young boy asleep on his porch. Abel, apparently a helpless orphan, gradually insinuates himself into Joseph's life, becoming his closest confidant. But as their relationship deepens, Abel's behavior turns cruel and even sadistic, and Joseph is forced to confront a growing evil in his house — a darkness that seems to emanate as much from him as from the child. Soon Joseph begins to be visited by fantasies of violence he may not be able to control.

Meticulously crafted and irresistibly creepy, The King's Evil is a provocative and unsettling modern morality tale that probes man's intrinsic nature and the unilluminated recesses of his psyche. It is a mesmerizing debut from a brilliant young writer.

About the Author

Will Heinrich was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Columbia University.

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hawksking101, December 4, 2008 (view all comments by hawksking101)
The Only reason I did not give this book 5 stars, which I'm sure it deserves, is because I haven't yet read all of it. I found this book on a shelf in a tattoo parlor while my friend was getting inked. I was there for a good hour and a half, so I got done with a good portion of the beginning. It is an amazing book that I am trying to find to finish. So well written, and a great story. The narrative sucks you in right from the start and really gets you thinking. Love it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743235044
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Heinrich, Will
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
20030617
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.77x5.78x.81 in. .73 lbs.

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