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By Clive Barker

A grasp storyteller and unequalled visionary, Clive Barker has combined the genuine and unreal with the terrible and beautiful in additional than 20 years of wonderful fiction. The Inhuman is a masterwork of surrealistic terror, recounting tragedy with pragmatism, inspiring panic greater than dread and evoking equivalent elements revulsion and pleasure.

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