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A Small Dark Place
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 037550074X, Hardcover)Stephen King meets Billy Wilder (especially the director's darkly cynical film Ace in the Hole, starring Kirk Douglas) in this smart and stylish debut thriller from screenwriter, cartoonist, and art director Martin Schenk. In an attempt to cash in on some national publicity, a desperate couple in Wishbone, Kansas, stage a terrifying "accident" involving their young daughter. It backfires, bringing down a storm of retribution on the family and the town. Not surprisingly, the screen rights to Schenk's extremely cinematic book have been sold.
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In Kansas, a poor couple decides to gain sympathy and cash by dropping their son down a mine shaft. Instead, their daughter falls and unlike the boy she is terrified of the dark. The family and town get rich from tourists, but one day she pays them back for her ordeal, using supernatural powers she acquired in the shaft.
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