“[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the farthest reaches of the imagination.”
From The Books of Blood to Hellraiser to Imajica, Abarat, and Mister B. Gone, Clive Barker’s extraordinary vision knows no bounds. With Coldheart Canyon, the New York Times bestselling master of dark fantasy who has been called “a cross between Stephen King and Gabriel Garcia Marquez” (Boston Herald) thrills readers with a “Hollywood ghost story” as audacious and chilling as anything he (or anyone else) has ever written. USA Today calls it, “Endlessly entertaining…wickedly enjoyable,” and fans everywhere will agree—a tense and winding trip down into the hellish depths of Coldheart Canyon is well worth making.
Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.
Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.
“[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the farthest reaches of the imagination.... ” — Washington Post
“Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds.” — Maxine Hong Kingston, Washington Post Book World
“A writer of stunning imagination.” — Atlanta Journal & Constitution
“One of our most inventive and risk-taking writers.” — Kirkus Reviews
“...in the language of fear, he has no equals.” — Time Out (London)
“Barker possesses one of contemporary fictions’ wildest and finest imaginations.” — Kirkus
“Unfolds with genuine momentum, in the vigorous style of a fully engaged storyteller.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times
“Wickedly enjoyable... endlessly entertaining...a powerhouse of a novel... irresistible.” — USA Today
“Barker’s vision is impressively bizarre—think Anne Rice meets Jacqueline Susann.” — People
“When you’re in the mood for forgettable escapism, nobody does it better.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Riveting.” — The Baltimore Sun