The Ultimate Edition of Jack Ketchum’s Debut Novel That Shocked the Horror Scene in 1980
Jack Ketchum’s debut novel Off Season made a huge impact on the horror scene with its initial publication in 1980. It became so controversial that the original publisher withdrew their support of the novel. Now award-winning specialty publisher Dark Regions Press is bringing Ketchum’s debut novel back in its best form yet.
The 35th anniversary edition of Off Season includes the author’s originally intended version of the novel (unexpurgated), a new short story based in the Off Season universe, a new afterword from the author, the novelette Winter Child, five full page interior illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin and stunning full color wraparound dust jacket artwork by David Stoupakis.
“Who’s the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut … That would be OFF SEASON: The Unexpurgated Edition. If you read it on Thanksgiving, you probably won’t sleep until Christmas. Don’t say your uncle Stevie didn’t warn you (heh-heh-heh).” – Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly