THE FOLKS 2: NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Ray Garton, cover by Jill Bauman. Forest Hill, MD; CD Publications; 2008. 1st edition hardcover.
Andy Sayer is a new man. His external scars, left over from being badly burned as a child, are gone, and he has fallen in love. But he still lives with the Bollinger family, and Matthew Bollinger keeps a close eye on what Andy does with his life — and on who he loves. While Andy's outer scars have been surgically removed, his internal scars never heal. And Andy's hunger for revenge has receded over the last five years, but it is about to return in a big way.
Reviews & Praise:
"In this surprisingly light, almost sentimental sequel to Garton's freak fest, The Folks, Andy Sayer, who used to look like "the Phantom of the Opera without his mask," now looks pretty good after plastic surgery, though there's something not quite right about his face. For five years, Andy has been living with the peculiar Bollinger family in Mount Crag. He still has sex with Amanda Bollinger, with her exciting genital deformity, but he has fallen for Roxanne, the normal girl who works at the local bowling alley's snack bar. Andy worries what Amanda will do if she finds out. That's easy. She calls on Dexter, who's all mouth and teeth, with an appetite for animals and people. Garton fans will be in horror heaven." —Publishers Weekly.
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 1500 copies. Fine in fine dj.