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Lividian Publications is proud to be publishing a deluxe signed, numbered, and slipcased Limited Edition hardcover of A Child Alone with Strangers by Philip Fracassi. This special edition has been lavishly crafted with collectors and readers alike in mind. François Vaillancourt provided stunning color artwork for the dust jacket and frontispiece, plus eleven black and white illustrations for the interior, making this a true work of art. As a special bonus, Philip Fracassi contributed a bonus story, “Hot Red Dress,” which is set in the same world as the novel and has never been published anywhere else.

Special Features:
• Full-color wrap-around artwork by François Vaillancourt
• Full-color frontispiece by François Vaillancourt
• Eleven interior black and white illustrations by François Vaillancourt
• Bonus short story: “Hot Red Dress” by Philip Fracassi

Deluxe Production Features:
• Offset printed on an acid-free archival quality paper stock
• A fine cloth binding
• Hot foil stamping on the front cover and spine
• Smyth-sewn to create a more durable binding
• Twine head and tail bands
• High-quality endpapers
• Sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Custom-made slipcase stamped with hot foil and featuring a unique die-cut window
• Signed by Philip Fracassi and François Vaillancourt
• Limited to 750 signed and numbered copies

About the Book:
When nine-year-old Henry Thorne miraculously survives an accident that claims his father’s life, he finds himself… changed. Upon waking from a coma, he can now read people’s thoughts, “see” their feelings. While Henry recuperates—and grapples with his newfound abilities—his family is compensated a small fortune by those responsible for the accident.

The highly publicized case catches the eye of lifelong criminal Jim Cady, who hatches a plan to kidnap Henry for ransom. When Jim’s plan goes into motion, Henry is taken, hidden in an abandoned farmhouse surrounded by miles of forest, while Jim and his crew wait for the drop.

But upon arrival, Henry’s abilities alert him to something surprising and horrible:

They are not alone.

Henry connects with a strange force living in the woods and uses that bond to wreak havoc against his captors. Unknown to Henry, however, is that the ancient being has its own reasons for wanting the interlopers gone.

There is something hidden beneath the house, tucked away in the dark, damp root cellar… waiting for its return.

About the Author:
Philip Fracassi is the author of the story collections Beneath a Pale Sky (named “Best Collection of the Year” by Rue Morgue Magazine and a finalist for the Bram Stoker award) and Behold the Void (named “Best Collection of the Year” by This Is Horror). He is also the author of several novellas, including Sacculina, Shiloh, and Commodore.

His novels include A Child Alone with Strangers, Gothic, and Boys in the Valley.

Philip’s books have been translated into multiple languages and his stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best Horror of the Year, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, Southwest Review, and Interzone.

The New York Times calls his work “terrifically scary.”

Product info: published by Lividian Publications, PREORDER (ETA: March/April 2024)