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  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099458371
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Haunted




Definitely not for the faint hearted. This short story collection has been described as 'the most original work of fiction this year' Guardian

Haunted is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter. They are told by the people who have all answered an ad headlined 'Artists Retreat: Abandon your life for three months'. They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of 'real life' that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But 'here' turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theatre where they are utterly isolated from the outside world - and where heat and power and, most importantly, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more desperate the stories they tell - and the more devious their machinations to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/non-fiction blockbuster that will certainly be made from their plight.

  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099458371
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Praise for Haunted

A triumph... A novel of exceptional originality... Wonderful... A remarkable book, the most original work of fiction this year

Guardian

By turns nauseating, darkly funny and brutally graphic

Observer

An immensely skilful writer

Daily Telegraph

Deeply satirical, brutal and provocative, Haunted is harshly compulsive, eye-bleeding stuff

I-D

I laughed until my ribs ached

Simon Shaw, Daily Mail

One of the most popular novelists in the world...his fiction hits a nerve... Haunted breaks new ground

Observer

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