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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Minus Man

by Lew McCreary

‘deliciously satisfying page-by-page . . . a challenging, disturbing, and deeply memorable novel.” –Anne Rice, The New York Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Publication Date September 01, 1999
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3674-9
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $12.00

About The Book

The Minus Man, adapted and directed by Hampton Fancher is being released as a film in fall 1999 starring Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Mercedes Ruehl, Dwight Yoakam, and Sheryl Crow. Lew McCreary’s brilliant, chilling novel enters the mind of a harmless drifter whose idea of intimacy is murder.

Vann Siegert is by all appearances an ordinary man. With only his truck and a few possessions, he has moved cross-country to start a new life, taking a temporary holiday job at the post office in a small Massachusetts town. But when the urge calls him, Vann takes to the road-armed with a poisoned flask of liquor and a smile that strangers trust. Woe to those who accept his comfort-junkies, hitchhikers, a high school football star, Vann gathers his victims like moths to a flame. A harrowing journey inside the mind of a disquietingly compassionate psychopath, The Minus Man is an unforgettable literary experience and is sure to be one of the year’s most talked-about movies.

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Praise

‘deliciously satisfying page-by-page . . . a challenging, disturbing, and deeply memorable novel.” –Anne Rice, The New York Times Book Review

“Excellent . . . The Minus Man travels into the psyche of a deranged and murderous male with some of the caustic derangement of a Jim Thompson novel.” –The Village Voice Literary Supplement

“A ferocious, frightening book, dark with pain and sadness. Lew McCreary writes beautifully of terrible matters. If comparisons are to be made, one might mention Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God–high praise indeed.” –John Banville