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Dan Hocker
04-26-2011, 07:04 PM
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Author: Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
Artist: Harry O. Morris
Pub. Date: January 2012
ISBN: 978-1-58767-253-8
Status: Forthcoming: At The Printer Now

"He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business, on par with Clive Barker, James Ellroy, and Thomas Harris."
— Stephen King

The Woman (Featuring A Brand New Bonus Novella!) (http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/ketchum09)
by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee

Update for Collectors:
The Lettered Edition sold out within 72 hours of being officially announced.

About the Book:
The Woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from Maine into Canada for years now. Badly wounded in a battle with police, she takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea.

Christopher Cleek is a slick, amoral — and unstable — country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream. Fascinated, he follows her to her cave.

Cleek has many dark secrets and to these he'll add another. He will capture her, lock in his fruit cellar, and tame her, civilize her. To this end he'll enlist his long-suffering wife Belle, his teenage son and daughter Brian and Peg, and even his little girl Darlin', to aid him.

So the question becomes, who is more savage? The hunter or the game?
About the Bonus Novella:
Cow by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee takes place a year after the novel ends, but to say anything else could spoil some of the surprises!

Published in two states:
Trade Hardcover Edition bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with full color dust jacket ($35)
Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)

Production Status:
Visit our Production Update page (http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PRODUCTION) for all official news and updates on this title.

Martin
05-05-2011, 07:22 PM
How many of the trade editions with the signature sheets will there be?

PaulB
05-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Seriously looking forward to this. Enjoy all that i have read of Jack Ketchum's and will be interested to see how this story goes with a co-writer.

Brian James Freeman
05-06-2011, 03:12 AM
How many of the trade editions with the signature sheets will there be?

736 copies were ordered during the promotional period and will have the signature sheet signed by both authors!

Brian

RJK1981
05-14-2011, 05:42 AM
Looking forward to this one. Hope to see the movie at some point, though it probably will be edited by the time I'd get the chance to see it

Antmusic
05-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Being a Lucky McKee fan, I.. I... I might even read this one... But I'd have to order it first. My brain is scared of being scarred by Jack Ketchum though.

Randall Flagg
05-18-2011, 11:59 PM
Looking forward to this one. Hope to see the movie at some point, though it probably will be edited by the time I'd get the chance to see it

There were a few VERY vocal critics of the movie at the Sundance film festival. I've not seen the movie (although I would like to), but generally don't appreciate critics who speak only for abolishing/burning of books, film etc.
There are some boundries that can't be crossed (Pedophilia, bestiallity, murder), but other than those clearly established lines, I think the audience should decide. I don't want nor need someone else telling me what is "good for me".

cdfan
05-23-2011, 02:32 AM
I can't wait for this to come out for the bonus novella. I read The Woman a while back in one sitting. A good continuation of that series and can't wait to see where the novella takes it.

jester05jk
05-26-2011, 03:10 AM
I check the production status of this at least once a week. I want to read this soooo bad. It's going to be my 2nd lettered edition of a Ketchum book and I even bought the trade edition just so I didn't have to wait as long to read it. And I won't watch a Ketchum film until I've read the story, he's the only author I've stuck to that with.

HorrorScribe
06-21-2011, 02:30 PM
Since 2003 I've read one Ketchum book per year. To space them out so far apart from one another has been pure torture. However, he has so few books overall that I prefer this lingering method because each new (to me) novel is a gem that requires unequivocal admiration. This year's selection: The Woman. Just ordered the trade edition yesterday. And a verbal high five to CD for including the bonus novella! Definitely something I'd like to see more of in future projects.

jester05jk
08-23-2011, 05:44 AM
Just watched the movie of this and can't wait for the book. I really need to read that short story...

There's gotta be a way someone can get me an ARC. Please?

srboone
08-23-2011, 05:53 AM
Where did you see the movie?

jester05jk
08-23-2011, 05:55 AM
I might have obtained a not exactly official release copy.

srboone
08-23-2011, 05:58 AM
Ahhh. Just afraid I had missed something. (I had the same expereince with the movie Heavy Metal in the 80's; it was only available on bootlegs for a long time.)

bookworm 1
12-16-2011, 06:41 PM
Just finished this last night.If you are on the fence jump in and order.The bonus novella is worth it alone.The woman was a great read.

HorrorScribe
12-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Just finished this last night.If you are on the fence jump in and order.The bonus novella is worth it alone.The woman was a great read.

Did this book read any different than Ketchum's other novels? I only ask because of the co-author factor. Regardless, I'm glad that I ordered this book. Sounds like it'll be a blast to read...

PaulB
12-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Finished this the other day. A nasty nasty read. Loved it. I thought it fitted very much with Mr Ketchum's other books. As others have said the included novella is a definite bonus as well. And I do believe Santa has bought me the dvd for Christmas. Some fun holiday viewing is ahead of me.:)

bookworm 1
12-23-2011, 10:52 PM
Did this book read any different than Ketchum's other novels? I only ask because of the co-author factor. Regardless, I'm glad that I ordered this book. Sounds like it'll be a blast to read...Not really.If anything it might be a little darker.I like ketchum alot but did not care for his cover to me
that was the only book I have yet to finish.The woman is up there with the other 2 books in the series off season and offspring.

bookworm 1
02-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Did anyone else get the notice that this is shipping.2 CD books this week yea.

RJK1981
02-14-2012, 11:06 PM
Got my notice today as well

Martin
02-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Did not get a shipping notice today but the web site now shows this as a recent release.

srboone
02-14-2012, 11:47 PM
Nothing in my box today, either. But I know it's coming soon!

Ben Staad
02-15-2012, 12:25 AM
Nope. I didn't receive a shipping notice either :(

tweetygirl0606
02-15-2012, 08:12 PM
I preordered The Woman months ago and I can't wait to get it in the mail and start reading it!!!! Want book NOW!!!! :D Just saw the last posts...were we supposed to get a shipping notice??

Dan Hocker
02-15-2012, 09:12 PM
I preordered The Woman months ago and I can't wait to get it in the mail and start reading it!!!! Want book NOW!!!! :D Just saw the last posts...were we supposed to get a shipping notice??

Shipping notices go out as the books ships. I think we shipped about 200 yesterday, and another 200+ will leave tomorrow (you may get your notice today). Right now we are shipping the people who ordered in the first week, which are the signed copies.. When we're done with those we'll move on to the orders placed after that first week. I would like to think we'll be through this by the end of the week, if not sooner.

bookworm 1
02-15-2012, 10:54 PM
Nothing in my box today, either. But I know it's coming soon!I am surprised you did not get the signed one.Or are you in the list of those 200 that have yet to receive their order.

srboone
02-15-2012, 10:58 PM
Well, I ordered it the day got the notice! It should be signed!

bookworm 1
02-15-2012, 11:04 PM
Then you should get your notice soon. It seems that all at once the CD staff has got a ton more work on their hands I hope to give them more on Friday after I see the tax man.;) By the way I pulled the trigger on the Kelly story and the check is going out to him tomorrow.

Ben Staad
02-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Well, I ordered it the day got the notice! It should be signed!

So did I. I had to go back and check my emails however I should be getting a copy of the "special" signed editions. **Fingers Crossed**

srboone
02-15-2012, 11:10 PM
I checked my records and I ordered it on 07Feb2011! (a year already???)

Dan Hocker
02-15-2012, 11:50 PM
Yep, we still probably have another 300-400 of the signed ones to go.

bookworm 1
02-15-2012, 11:52 PM
Time flies when you order so many books.I have stuff that has been on order forever and I forgot about.Then all at once a bunch of stuff comes in and my wife thinks I just ordered it and I have to show her look this was ordered in 2009 or 2010.Then she thinks I am crazy for ordering so far in advance.I tell her it was just delayed and she does not get it.So I let it go till the next round of stuff comes in.

Martin
02-15-2012, 11:55 PM
I also ordered the signed edition. No shipping notice yet but I am sure it will be along soon.

peteOcha
02-16-2012, 08:20 AM
I don't think I have a signed one... But I'm willing accept one if you'd like to send me one Dan. :)

srboone
02-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Got my shipping notice today!

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bsaenz24
02-16-2012, 09:16 PM
waiting for my next LT shipment...this just makes the waiting harder!!!! LOL!!

Dan Hocker
02-16-2012, 09:36 PM
waiting for my next LT shipment...this just makes the waiting harder!!!! LOL!!

Till we have time to squeeze another one of those in, it could be a big shipment.... lol.

Ben Staad
02-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Woot! Received my shipping notice today as well!

Martin
02-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Shipping notice received her as well!

Hedda Gabler
02-17-2012, 04:49 AM
I don't think I ordered the signed one, but I got one. Waiting for my notice!

TerryE
02-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Mine's on the way. Now I have to read the whole trilogy after 11/22/63

peteOcha
02-17-2012, 09:43 PM
All right! Shipping confirmation! :cool:

Hedda Gabler
02-17-2012, 11:21 PM
I don't think I ordered the signed one, but I got one. Waiting for my notice!

Uh, I didn't order this. I mistook this for another book I DID order. Oops.

tweetygirl0606
02-17-2012, 11:23 PM
Shipping notices go out as the books ships. I think we shipped about 200 yesterday, and another 200+ will leave tomorrow (you may get your notice today). Right now we are shipping the people who ordered in the first week, which are the signed copies.. When we're done with those we'll move on to the orders placed after that first week. I would like to think we'll be through this by the end of the week, if not sooner.

Yes I did get the notice yesterday...thank you so much...I'm really excited about receiving it!! Have a great day!!

tweetygirl0606
02-17-2012, 11:26 PM
I don't think I ordered the signed one, but I got one. Waiting for my notice!

Don't know if I ordered the signed one or not, but that's ok...I'll take either one;)

Jeffsta
02-19-2012, 11:46 AM
Just received the signed trade and it's an excellent looking book. I'll start this one right after I finish 11/22/63.

LoStAlIvE
02-20-2012, 05:37 PM
Mine's on the way. Now I have to read the whole trilogy after 11/22/63

I did not know this was a trilogy. What are the other two books in the trilogy?

srboone
02-20-2012, 05:50 PM
Offspring and Offseason.

peteOcha
02-20-2012, 06:38 PM
but The Woman is the first book, right?

srboone
02-20-2012, 06:45 PM
No, I don't think so. I think it's Offseason, Offspring, The Woman. Don't quote me on that, though. I haven't read much ketchum.

peteOcha
02-20-2012, 06:47 PM
Hmmm... Now I don't know if I can read The Woman first, or if I have to hunt down the other two...

srboone
02-20-2012, 06:49 PM
Well, I've already seen the movie, so...

Grant Wootton
02-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Pete, reckon you're fairly safe reading The Woman independant of Offseason and Offspring (have read all three and you'd not be constantly stumbling over references to the first two in The Woman) ... Having said that, the two Offs are pretty darn good reading just the same, and worth adding to the TBR pile should you be a Ketchum fan :D

Grant Wootton
02-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Oh, and Squire - just to be clear - I wasn't recommending that Pete get off twice, okay ???? :p

srboone
02-20-2012, 08:25 PM
Yes, you were: Off-Seaason and Off-Spring.:rolleyes:

peteOcha
02-20-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks Grant! Good to know that I don't need to buy two more books... for now!;)

Grant Wootton
02-20-2012, 09:54 PM
Thanks Grant! Good to know that I don't need to buy two more books... for now!;)

No worries Pete, but I still recommend you do, later down the track, even if only PB or HC (both fairly cheap) - even the S/L's aren't that expensive :cool:

jester05jk
02-21-2012, 03:53 AM
Agreed with Grant. Offseason is fanfuckingtastic!! Get the overlook "unexpurged" edition, more of how Ketchum wanted it to be. Offspring was a good read too, I think I did it in 2 nights.

Grant Wootton
02-21-2012, 04:28 AM
Agreed with Grant. Offseason is fanfuckingtastic!! Get the overlook "unexpurged" edition, more of how Ketchum wanted it to be. Offspring was a good read too, I think I did it in 2 nights.

Right on Jester, that's the version I brought :cool:

srboone
02-21-2012, 04:36 AM
Cool! a set I might be able to afford...soon.

peteOcha
02-21-2012, 08:50 AM
Must be strong... must not google this... must.....

Aww, screw it! :D

Grant Wootton
02-21-2012, 04:04 PM
Must be strong... must not google this... must.....

Aww, screw it! :D

Go nuts Pete, 'tis good for the soul ;)

srboone
02-22-2012, 03:13 AM
I hate the holidays sometimes--5 days to get my book processed through the post office. Next Monday.....:(

Martin
02-22-2012, 05:26 AM
I am scheduled for delivery next Tuesday.

tweetygirl0606
02-24-2012, 09:43 PM
There were a few VERY vocal critics of the movie at the Sundance film festival. I've not seen the movie (although I would like to), but generally don't appreciate critics who speak only for abolishing/burning of books, film etc.
There are some boundries that can't be crossed (Pedophilia, bestiallity, murder), but other than those clearly established lines, I think the audience should decide. I don't want nor need someone else telling me what is "good for me".

I agree..I don't like someone telling what to watch or do/not do, etc. I'm a big girl and I'm the judge of what's good for me or not.:p

Martin
02-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Received my copy last night. This is a beautiful book. Love the cover and the end papers. Books like this remind me why I love small press books.

ekwipt
02-29-2012, 10:11 PM
I should be getting a signed copy but my shipping confirmation just came today :eek:
Hope that's just due to being an international order and not an indication that I was sent an unsigned copy.

misery chastain loves co.
03-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Love it! I haven't started it yet but the presentation is beautiful. I've met Lucky a couple of times at conventions so I hope to meet him again and get his sig on this. I enjoyed the movie a lot and am excited to get going on this. Perhaps the book will answer some lingering questions from the film........:confused: ;)

bookworm 1
05-10-2012, 11:13 PM
If anyone has chiller on their cable tomarrow 5/11 they are showing offspring followed by the woman.It starts at 7:30.both will be replayed later that night.

srboone
05-10-2012, 11:19 PM
Thanks, BW. I'll have check out OffSpring.

bookworm 1
05-10-2012, 11:36 PM
your welcome.:D

Teriw
05-11-2012, 12:13 AM
Who watches movies on tv? You guys are showing your age again. haha

srboone
05-11-2012, 10:44 PM
Offspring starts in 15 minutes

peteOcha
05-11-2012, 10:47 PM
Well, if you have cool channels... then why not?

I wish I had a channel like chiller. Would keep me ashore for longer, instead of having to sail the high seas if ya catch my drift. :)

bookworm 1
05-11-2012, 11:19 PM
Got the old DVR going. will start watching in about an hour so I can skip through most comercials.:pThats what us old men do.:p

Teriw
05-11-2012, 11:44 PM
Good ol' DVR. Maybe your not so old BW. Although, when you download something there are no commercials to bother skipping at all

bookworm 1
05-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Well thanks to the kids I know how to use my DVR.:rolleyes:
Good ol' DVR. Maybe your not so old BW. Although, when you download something there are no commercials to bother skipping at all

Teriw
05-12-2012, 06:40 PM
I hadda teach my dad too. He still can't set a series recording but he's ok. lol

bookworm 1
05-12-2012, 08:29 PM
What would us old guys do without you young whipper snappers.;)
I hadda teach my dad too. He still can't set a series recording but he's ok. lol