by R.R. Ryan
Dust jacket by Allen Koszowski
Limited Edition Hardcover - $80.00
Fine in fine dj; new and unread, direct from the publisher
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Midnight House, Seattle, WA, 2002; 264 pp; limited to 450 copies for sale, of which this is number 335.
The enigmatic R.R. Ryan is credited with several of the most compelling and over-the-top novels in the horror genre. The only author with three entries on the late Karl Edward Wagner's list of the thirty-nine best horror novels of all-time; Ryan's work has been known to only a few devotees of the weird tale and astronomical prices have been paid for copies of her books on the rare occasions that they've been offered for sale.Imagine if you will a novel with the cruelty of a Charles Birkin story fused with the grim excesses of Edward Lee written in the 1940's! It is truly amazing that this novel was not suppressed at the time of publication, this is without a doubt, one of the most deeply disturbing and perverse works to ever appear in the genre. Echo of a Curse is a descent into madness, perversion, and the supernatural like no other.
Cover art is by Allen Koszowski and the book includes a new introduction and essay on R.R. Ryan's work by D.H. Olson.