Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year SwordBook - 2012
"The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella--a ghost story for grownup readers. Late one evening at a party at an East Texas ranch house, five orphans gather to hear a story about a quest for a terrible weapon. Before them lies a long black box with five latches. As the owner of the box settles into a curious tale of revenge, the children grow more and more captivated, even as we grow more and more afraid that a new crime may await them all, especially as clocks in Upshur County approach midnight"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Fifty year sword