The Living One by Lewis Gannett

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After years of estrangement, typical suburban teen Torrance Spoor is summoned to the home of his father, Malcolm, where he learns of a seven-hundred-year-old family curse destined to end in madness and suicide. A first novel. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
 

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Published December 22, 1992 by Random House. 380 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Horror. Fiction

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But soon a far worse truth unveils: Malcolm is the ``Living One,'' an entity of great psychic powers cursed from medieval times to immortality by fathering a son, then trading bodies with the son and murdering the paternal body in which the son is now trapped, generation after generation--with To...

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This overdone, genre-bending first novel about a rich kid imprisoned in his father's gothic estate sacrifices storytelling for special effects.

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At school Torrance begins a relationship with Erik, a fellow swim team member, and copes with still more weirdness, including a writing instructor who teaches her students about ``reading with the body.'' Employing various voices and miming various media (letters, diary jottings, class assignment...

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Entertainment Weekly

Good horror novels scare you by dissolving boundaries: between what you know and what you imagine, between your sense of yourself and somebody else's.

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