|About the Book|
Whos the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. -- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 19, 2004. When Off Season, a novel of horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine, was first released in 1980, it took readers by storm and sold over 250,000 copies However, the original edition was edited and content was removed from the story at the publishers request. The whole effect of the book was deemed to intense, in particular the ending--which is completely restored in this edition. The Overlook Connection Press has released this edition in its original unexpurgated state for the first time anywhere. The authors original vision can now be read. This book has not been available in the US for almost two decades in any edition. We have a special introduction by Douglas E. Winter, who has championed this novel for years. Also an Afterword by the author Jack Ketchum. Look for the sequel, Offspring also from Overlook Connection Press.