Experimental Film (signed By the Author, Limited Edition of 500 copies)
Bixby, Oklahoma; (2021): Midworld Press. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #029199
Limited to 500 copies. The present copy is number 65. 350 pages. One of the finer in the horror genre. Former film teacher Lois Cairns is struggling to raise her autistic son, Clark, while freelancing as an independent film critic when, at a screening, she sees an independent film that contains several clips from a longer reel of silver nitrate silent footage. As a film historian, she is able to connect the borrowed footage to the early work of Mrs. Iris Dunlopp Whitcomb, the spiritualist and collector of fairy tales who mysteriously disappeared from a moving train in 1918. Hoping to make her own mark on the film world, Lois embarks on a project to prove that Whitcomb was Canada's first female filmmaker. But her research takes her down a path not of darkness but of light the blinding and searing light of a fairy tale made flesh, a daylight demon who demands service and adulation. As Lois discovers terrifying parallels between her own life and that of Mrs. Whitcomb, she begins to fear not just for herself, but for those closest to her, especially her son. A fine copy bound in white paper covered boards, spine lettering brown, in a fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.