Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Artist Edition

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Artist Edition

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Written in the form of journal entries—collections of thoughts broken up by screaming capital letters and crude marker drawings—Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates is a brilliant, unflinching journey into the psychotic consciousness of a serial killer.

Zombie views the world through the eyes of Quentin P., newly paroled sex offender, as he chillingly evolves from rapist to mass murderer. With each page of his diary, Quentin details his obsession with creating a “zombie”—a lobotomized young man to serve as a sex slave—while interspersing recollections of his past nefarious deeds. Devastating in its impact, Zombie provides a psychologically astute portrait of the cold calculation and dark obsession that can make a serial killer horrifyingly successful and maddeningly elusive.

Upon its publication in 1995, Zombie was proclaimed the author’s “boldest, most disturbing masterwork… demonstrating why Oates ranks among America’s most respected and accomplished literary artists.” Bestselling author and psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer wrote of the novel, “At the heart of Zombie are chastening paradoxes: Depicting the worst in human nature, Oates embodies our saving virtues, empathy, imagination and wonder. Zombie succeeds at a profound level, simultaneously horrifying the reader and demonstrating that nothing human is alien to us.”

Zombie was awarded the 1995 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel. 

The signed limited edition of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 

Please note that the Artist edition is not numbered.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 176 Pages.
  • Limited to 750 copies.
  • Signed by Laurel Hausler.
  • Full cloth binding.
  • Foil blocked cover.
  • New exclusive introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. 
  • Six mixed media illustrations by Laurel Hausler.
  • Dust jacket illustrated by Laurel Hausler (the only edition featuring this illustrated dust jacket).
  • Printed offset on archival Cougar Opaque paper.
  • Housed in a slipcase covered with black Skivertex.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Laurel Hausler.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
James Barry
Great Work!

I bought this one intrigued by the unusual, eerie and very scary illustrations of a very scary and unusual book. The volume's physical quality is impressive: the sewn-in signatures, the thick, opaque paper, the fine cloth cover with headbands, and the heavy dust jacket featuring a nice wrap-around illustration, all in a good protective slip case. The book arrived on time and beautifully protectively packaged. I regret only not having discovered Suntup Editions sooner.

Necessary addition

Zombie is much more experimental in design and artwork but masterfully done. A necessary title for any horror fan.

Jay Jaynes

Beautiful production. Artwork is gorgeous. Solid through and through.

Andrew Chiniche
Love it!

Love it!

Mark Turpin

One of the creepiest stories you will ever read.
The artwork is great.