Personally signed by Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 1,750 PRODUCED
Lividian Publications (2022). "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill. Hard cover. Deluxe Signed Slipcased Edition. Signed Limited Edition of only 1,750 copies produced in a one-time printing, never to be reprinted. This edition is now OUT OF PRINT from the publisher. Personally signed by Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen directly onto the special title page. Very Fine and sealed without any flaws in slipcase the same.
What makes this book significant is that "Heart-Shaped Box" was Joe Hill's first published novel in 2007.
From the publisher:
Lividian Publications is pleased to announce our signed and slipcased hardcover Limited Edition of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, which has been designed as a companion volume to our special edition of 20th Century Ghosts.
This deluxe edition includes a brand-new foreword by Josh Malerman, an introduction by Joe Hill that has only previously appeared in the UK, bonus features such as “Jude Confronts Global Warming" and the "lost" first chapter of the novel, along with “Traveling the Night Road with Joe Hill: On Heart-Shaped Box” by Mathias Clasen, the acclaimed Danish scholar of horror fiction and an associate professor in literature and media at Aarhus University.
In addition, this gorgeous volume will feature an incredible nineteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, printed on an acid-free glossy stock to retain the richness of the artwork and tipped into the book.
To ensure this special edition lasts for generations of readers, the slipcase will be produced using the new, heavier boards we introduced to the Lividian line-up with The Night Country. There is a noticeable difference with these heavy boards, making the slipcase even more sturdy and durable.
• Nineteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt
• A brand new foreword by Josh Malerman
• An introduction by Joe Hill
• Includes “Jude Confronts Global Warming" and the "lost" first chapter of the novel, along with “Traveling the Night Road with Joe Hill: On Heart-Shaped Box” by Mathias Clasen
Deluxe Production Features:
• Personally signed by Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen
• Two-color interior printing
• Printed on an acid-free specialty paper stock
• Deluxe leatherette binding
• Hot foil stamping and heat burnishing on the front cover and spine
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Genuine spine hubs like an old world volume
• Colored head and tail bands
• High-quality, four-color faux marbled endpapers
• Sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Custom-made slipcase wrapped with a woven cloth and stamped with hot foil
About the Book:
“Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty….A Valentine from hell.”
—Janet Maslin, New York Times
The publication of Joe Hill’s beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for a work of skin-crawling supernatural terror. It was cited as a Best Book of the Year by Atlanta magazine, the Tampa Tribune, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Village Voice, to name but a few. Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Neil Gaiman of The Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and Anansi Boys fame calls Joe Hill’s story of a jaded rock star haunted by a ghost he purchased on the internet, “relentless, gripping, powerful.” Open this Heart-Shaped Box from two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Hill if you dare and see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals... a used hangman's noose... a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet.
I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder...
For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more?
But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing.
And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door... seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang... standing outside his window... staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand...
About the Author
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, The Fireman, and Full Throttle. He won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, co-created with artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Much of his work has been adapted for movies and television. His second novel, Horns, was translated to film in 2014 and starred Daniel Radcliffe. His third novel, NOS4A2, is now a hit series on AMC, starring Zachary Quinto. The first season of Locke & Key was released on Netflix in early 2020 and became an overnight smash. His story, "In The Tall Grass," co-written with Stephen King, was made into a feature for Netflix, and became a mind-bending cult horror sensation. Most recently, Hill has returned to graphic novels -- his latest comics include Basketful of Heads and Plunge for D.C., and Dying is Easy for IDW.
A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, Joe Hill immediately vaulted into the top echelon of dark fantasists with this blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.
Joseph Hillström King, better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American writer. His work includes the novels Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4A2 (2013), and The Fireman (2016); the short story collections 20th Century Ghosts (2005) and Strange Weather (2017); and the comic book series Locke & Key (2008–2013). He has won awards including Bram Stoker Awards, British Fantasy Awards, and an Eisner Award.
King is the son of authors Tabitha and Stephen King, and the brother of writer Owen King.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, Lividian Publications unboxing
[Hill]’s got horror down pat, and his debut is hair-raising fun.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“A relentlessly scary ghost story.” -- Bookseller (London)
“Powerful . . . a fast-paced plot that crackles with expertly planted surprises and revelations . . . a truly memorable debut.” -- Publishers Weekly(starred review)
“You can’t go wrong with Heart-Shaped Box.” Top Five Fiction-Books of 2007 -- The Observer
“A fast-paced journey on wheels borrowed from hell’s used-car lot, and there aren’t a lot of comfort breaks...The pictures [Hill] painted colored my dreams and darkened my mood even after I’d put the book down.” -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Lividian Publications
- Signed Limited Edition of 1,750
- Hardcover with dust-jacket, Slipcased
- François Vaillancourt
- Joe Hill