HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt - Numbered Edition
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Estimated Publication: Spring 2022
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An international bestseller published in over twenty-five countries, HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the chilling novel that heralded the arrival of a new voice in horror and dark fantasy.
In the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town of Black Spring, residents are haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth have been sewn shut. Muzzled, the Black Rock Witch roams the streets, enters homes at will and stands beside the beds of children throughout the night.
To prevent the curse from spreading, the elders of Black Spring have quarantined the town by way of high-tech surveillance. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. In doing so, they send the town spiraling into a witch-hunt that boils over into persecution, scapegoating and a shocking denouement.
Setting ancient magic against contemporary technology, HEX is one of the most thoughtful horror stories of the twenty-first century, made all the more chilling for its uncompromising view of humanity.
First published in Dutch in 2013, HEX would become the author’s English language debut novel just three years later, receiving high praise from peers like Stephen King, who called it, “totally, brilliantly original,” and George R.R. Martin who raved, “HEX is creepy, gripping and original… sure to be one of the top horror novels of 2016.”
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- 390 pages.
- Limited to 250 copies.
- Handmade lapped component case binding constructed from Japanese cloth on the spine and a unique Cyanotype printed cloth on the cover. Each piece of cloth has been hand painted in several layers to produce a deep print. Peacock feathers are laid on top and the cloth is exposed to strong light, turning the painted cloth blue where the light meets it, and keeping the cloth under the feathers white. The Cyanotype cloth is created by bookbinder Gillian Stewart in Glasgow’s East End.
- Spine features titling in handsewn stitching.
- Sewn and bound by hand by bookbinder Anne Covell in Southern California.
- New exclusive introduction by Josh Malerman.
- Six full color illustrations by Chris Berens.
- Signed by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Josh Malerman and Chris Berens.
- Printed offset on premium archival Cougar paper.
- Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
- Housed in a cigar-style enclosure covered in an embossed material.
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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2021 by Chris Berens.
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