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The totem : a novel

Author: David Morrell
Publisher: New York : M. Evans, ©1979.
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On a quiet Thursday evening in a small valley in the West, a sheriff discovers the body of a young hitchhiker, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Later that evening, the coroner who was to perform a routine autopsy is discovered dead of a heart attack. And the corpse of the young hitchhiker is missing. From this low-keyed beginning, The Totem slowly escalates into a nightmare vision of visceral terror  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morrell, David.
Totem.
New York : M. Evans, ©1979
(OCoLC)801245505
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morrell
ISBN: 0871312980 9780871312983
OCLC Number: 5029593
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by David Morrell.

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On a quiet Thursday evening in a small valley in the West, a sheriff discovers the body of a young hitchhiker, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Later that evening, the coroner who was to perform a routine autopsy is discovered dead of a heart attack. And the corpse of the young hitchhiker is missing. From this low-keyed beginning, The Totem slowly escalates into a nightmare vision of visceral terror built upon themes familiar to readers of David Morrell--guilt and retribution for past violence.

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