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The Remaking: A Novel

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Published: October 2019
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BIC Subject: Horror & ghost stories
 
Published: 15-Oct-2019
Format: Paperback, 320 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781683691570
Stock Code: 3691570
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Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crimefollows a tale as it evolves every twenty years-with terrifying results.

Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot's Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade.Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot'sCreek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ailsthem-until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft,both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise's burialsite is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South- a steel-reinforcedcoffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses.

Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it's told around a campfire by a man forevermarked by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will castAmber Pendleton as Jessica in a '70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot's Creek.Amber's experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the '90s will ripple through pop culture,ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt.Amber's best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracksher down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeemher-or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again . . .Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crimefollows a tale as it evolves every twenty years-with terrifying results.

Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot's Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade.Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot'sCreek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ailsthem-until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft,both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise's burialsite is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South- a steel-reinforcedcoffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses.

Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it's told around a campfire by a man forevermarked by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will castAmber Pendleton as Jessica in a '70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot's Creek.Amber's experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the '90s will ripple through pop culture,ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt.Amber's best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracksher down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeemher-or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again . . .
Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the storytelling sessionThe Pumpkin Pie Showandthe author ofRest Area,Nothing Untoward,andThe Tribetrilogy. He is the co-author,withNightmare Before Christmasdirector Henry Selick, of the middle grade novelWendell and Wild. In the world of comics, Chapman's work includesLazaretto, Iron Fist- Phantom Limb,andEdge of Spiderverse. He also writes for the screen, includingThe Boy(SXSW2015),Henley(Sundance 2012), andLate Bloomer(Sundance 2005). You can find him atclaymcleodchapman.com.
 
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