The Mailman by Bentley Little [1991 HARDCOVER] • Onyx

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The Mailman by Bentley Little 


*First published in U.S. hardcover form as a book club exclusive.

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket has visible wear to edges / corners;  creasing. Looks great in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is in excellent shape and reads perfectly with some tanning to pages.

It's the first day of summer in a small American town. We meet a school teacher, his wife, and their young son, Billy. One thing, one seemingly minor thing, goes wrong. And all that was safe and ordinary slowly unravels into nightmare. This familiar premise for the contemporary horror novel has rarely, if ever, been developed so brilliantly as in Bentley Little's The Mailman. A tall, pale postal carrier with carrot-red hair may seem an unlikely candidate for the embodiment of evil, but Little reveals the personality behind the mailman's ever-present smile with such finesse, you'll be more than happy to fall under his spell. By the time the frightened town folk are chanting, "No mail! No mail! No mail! No mail!"--and Billy ends up half-naked in a dark room, next to a soiled wedding dress--you'll be jumping right out of your skin.