Prayers to Broken Stones: Stories

Prayers to Broken Stones: Stories

By Dan Simmons

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From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind. A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her.

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Publisher: Random House Worlds
Publish Date: 10/07/1997
Pages: 428
ISBN-13: 9780553762525
ISBN-10: 0553762524
Language: English

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From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind. A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her. . . . An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody terror. . . . During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror. . . . Includes the following stories:
"The River Styx Runs Upstream"
"Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams"
"Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell"
"Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle"
"Remembering Siri"
"Metastasis"
"The Offering"
"E-Ticket to 'Namland"
"Iverson's Pits"
"Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites"
"The Death of the Centaur"
"Two Minutes and Forty-Five Seconds"
"Carrion Comfort"

About the Author

Dan Simmons , a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields.

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