The Businessman: A Tale of Terror (Paperback)

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The Businessman presents the sinister tale of Bob Glandier, a morally repulsive Twin Cities executive who murders his estranged wife and attempts to go back to business as usual, until she returns sets about arranging his divine retribution. With help from her dead mother and the ghost of poet John Berryman-thoroughly bored of suburban séances and all too eager to lend a hand-Giselle undertakes the elaborate, righteous, and wickedly amusing haunting of her husband. There is justice in the afterlife after all-at least in Minnesota.

About the Author

Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008) was a best-selling and prolific American science fiction writer and poet. He won several awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book in 1999.
John Crowley is the author of numerous books, including Little, Big, which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Praise For…

"Each of the sixty short chapters of The Businessman is a tour de force." —Times Literary Supplement

"The Businessman is an entertaining nightmare out of Thomas Berger and Stephen King." —Time

"Equal measures of terror and whimsy, spookery and spoof . . . Disch puts his storytelling skills squarely at the service of a highly charged moral vision, without ever reneging on his promise to dazzle and entertain us." —Newsweek
Product Details
ISBN: 9780816672080
ISBN-10: 0816672083
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: September 21st, 2010
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Supernatural Minnesota