Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk SIGNED! [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 2002
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  DOUBLEDAY
*Title page has been signed and inscribed by author Chuck Palahniuk.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some light shelf and edge wear, but is overall extremely attractive; now housed in a new HD archival qualityt jacket protector.
Book has some extremely minor shelf wear to pictorial boards and a faint stain on middle of outer text block [see last photo.] - not visible on interiors.
Interior is immaculate and reads as new.
Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It's a 'culling song' - an ancient African spell for euthanising sick or old people. Researching it, he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally. He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier. Together, the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book, and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way. Lullaby is a comedy/drama/tragedy. In that order. It may also be Chuck Palahniuk's best book yet.