The Five (Hardcover)

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A struggling rock band on the verge of breaking up is touring in the American Southwest when they are noticed by an Iraq War veteran. This crossing of paths changes all their lives.


Publisher Subterranean
Mfg Part# 9781596063419
SKU 220512124
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1596063416
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 2T
Author Info
Robert McCammon
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Robert McCammon graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in 1974. Following a series of advertising jobs, he began working at the Birmingham Post-Herald, as a copy editor, in 1976. The publication of his first novel, 1978's BAAL, led him to full-time writing career; from then until 1992, McCammon averaged about one novel, along with a handful of short stories, each year. A best-selling author, he has won a World Fantasy Award--for his 1991 novel, BOY'S LIFE--and five Bram Stoker Awards--three for novels (1987's SWAN SONG, 1990's MINE, and BOY'S LIFE) and two for short stories: "The Deep End" (1988), and "Eat Me" in 1990. While mainstream critical opinion of most of his work has been somewhat divided, BOY'S LIFE, with its fictionalized autobiographical account of a 12-year-old would-be writer during an Alabama summer in 1964, received almost universally positive marks. Although 1992's GOING SOUTH was an extension of his previous book, McCammon began to move away from the horror genre. Beginning in 1992, he took some time off from writing to be with his family. McCammon has indicated that, in the future, his fiction will continue to be less horror, and more mainstream and historical, but given his tremendous marketability as a horror writer, it remains to be seem whether this will be the case.
"Steeped in rock history, infused with power and passion, and laced with psychological horror and razor-sharp tension, this is not an easy read, but a memorable one." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Annotation While on tour, the Five--a rock band comprising volatile and compelling characters--comes to the conclusion that this is the end. But before the bandmates can say goodbye, they have a few more shows to play and decide to write one more song together. At this point, Robert McCammon's novel takes a turn for the weird and frightening, as a stalker threatens the band's safety and some mysterious supernatural powers seem to be drawing the band to a much more violent end than they ever expected.
Editors Note As a struggling rock band moves through the American Southwest on what might be their last tour, they meet a damaged Iraq War veteran and the meeting has profound effects on all their lives.
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