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A holiday-maker walking on the rain-swept dunes;a motorist halting to give a lift to a stranded girl;a fogbound traveller putting up for the night at a wayside inn. The settings are common-place,but almost without our noticing it a bizarre change takes place in each. Thomas Owen was born in Louvain in 1910. Author of several notable detective novels,lawyer,journalist,art cA holiday-maker walking on the rain-swept dunes;a motorist halting to give a lift to a stranded girl;a fogbound traveller putting up for the night at a wayside inn. The settings are common-place,but almost without our noticing it a bizarre change takes place in each. Thomas Owen was born in Louvain in 1910. Author of several notable detective novels,lawyer,journalist,art critic and member of the Belgian Academie Royale de Langue et de Litterature Francaises,he has written six collections of macabre short stories since the war. In these he has fashioned a disturbing and uniquely personal universe in which the supernatural subtly intrudes upon the real world.This collection contains: Two of a Kind; Modelled in Pure Wax; The Sparrowhawk; 15.12.38; The Blue Coat; A Dead Butterfly's Wing; The Desolate Presence; My Cousin; The Castellan; The Girl in the Rain; The Hunter; The Passenger; The Sow; The Black Ball; A Real Chinese Puzzle; The death of Alexis Balakine; Her Dear Departed Husband; The Passing of Dr Babylon; A Night in the Chateau; Portrait of an Unknown Man; The Park; and The Equivocal Informant...

Title : The Desolate Presence, and Other Uncanny Stories
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ISBN : 9780718305161
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 189 Pages
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The Desolate Presence, and Other Uncanny Stories Reviews

  • Alberto D.
    2018-12-27 10:08

    There are 22 stories on this book. The first ones, though well written, are a little bit boring or silly. Then Thomas Owen will gratify the reader with a few gems of great literary production. Some of thew topics are repeated but this is a great addition to any library. A Flemish writer, comparable to Jean Ray, whose stories will make you think long after you read them. Very good book. By the way, I read this book twice.