David Searcy's first novel, Ordinary Horror, earned him critical acclaim across the country. Publishers Weekly hailed Searcy's debut as "audaciously original," and Laura Miller in Salon.com compared the book to "a Stephen King novel written by Joseph Conrad." Now, with Last Things, David Searcy offers readers another taste of his special brand of literary horror.
A strangely warm, depleted autumn brings to the little East Texas town of Gilmer a sleepless sense of dread. As toddlers, poultry, and peace of mind begin to vanish and gruesome scarecrows appear in the countryside, the townsfolk heed the garish neon summons of the apocalyptic Last Days Covenant Church. All the while, in an empty field beyond town, in a small ramshackle trailer, Luther Hazlitt begins to construct a series of traps to capture the Holy Spirit itself . . .
Delivered in lyrical and atmospheric prose reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor, Last Things is a suspenseful psychological drama that will mesmerize readers right up to its shocking final revelation.
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Published September 30, 2002
by Viking Adult.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror.