The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson [BOOK CLUB HARDCOVER] 1956

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The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson


Printing date not indicated.   Presumed to be late 70's / early 80's.

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.   Like new w/ minor shelf wear.  Dust jacket housed in protective mylar jacket.   Gorgeous! 

While on holiday, Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive spray shortly after he accidentally ingests insecticide. The radioactivity acts as a catalyst for the bug spray, causing his body to shrink at a rate of approximately 1/7 of an inch per day. A few weeks later, Carey can no longer deny the truth: not only is he losing weight, he is also shorter than he was and deduces, to his dismay, that his body will continue to shrink.