|Harvest Home (1973) [Novel]|
by Thomas Tryon
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(From the publisher):
It begins in drowsy, sunlit tranquility. Pleasingly, convincingly, inexorably, the author lures us into a countryside that is the landscape of our nostalgic fantasies, takes us into the life of a man with whom we affectionately identify: Ned Constantine's dream of an idyllic life away from the city is our own, and lets us watch that dream come true. An early American house; an unspoiled farming village; neighbors who still, incredibly, live by the country ways of our forebears, wonderful people like the old Widow Fortune with her satchel full of herbs, her healing fingers, her pungent talk...vintage "characters" like the garrulous peddler, Jack Stump, and the strange, prophetic child, Missy. And right next door, if one wants more sophisticated companionship, the cultivated blind man who knows books, art, the great world. This is heart's desire. Heaven. Until slowly, as if our own deepest wisdom were warning us to beware of wishes granted, we begin to be afraid.
The time is now, but the secret of the perfect New England village of Cornwall Coombe is older than history...
Original title: Harvest Home
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ General