Duncan, David The Madrone Tree
New York, NY MacMillan Company 1949 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket
Shelf-cocked, corners slightly bumped, owner's name penciled on front FEP. Jacket shows some creasing, chipping, darkening, esp. along the edges. 1/2" chip at top of spine, smaller chip at bottom.
"What was the evil that lurked in the heart of Bull Woods near the madrone tree, whose bark resembled human flesh? To the sheriff, the madrone tree was simply the scene of two murders in which the victims died in strange ways, to the accompaniment of wild laughter. To the Reverend Manley Foxx the tree was a symbol of the Devil. . .
By revealing the powerful undercurrents of a small town and stripping bare the repressed drives of its people, David Duncan has provided a highly unusual drama. With an eerie and calculated deliberation he keeps the reader awaiting an outcome which, far from being supernatural, proves all too human."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall