The Fifty Year Sword

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The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella—a ghost story for grownup readers.

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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.

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Author Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher Pantheon Books
Page Count 288pp
Publication Size 7 x 9.25
Publication Notes hardcover
Publication Date October 16, 2012
ISBN 978-0307907721

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