Homebody: A Novel by Orson Scott CardHomebody: A Novel by Orson Scott Card

Homebody: A Novel

byOrson Scott Card

Mass Market Paperback | January 7, 1999

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Damaged Houses

A master craftsman, Don Lark could fix everything except what mattered, his own soul. After tragedy claimed the one thing he loved, he began looking for dilapidated houses to buy, renovate, and resell at a profit--giving these empty shells the second chance at life he denied himself.

Damaged Souls

Then in a quiet Southern town, Lark finds his biggest challenge: a squalid yet sturdy mansion that has suffered decades of abuse at the hands of greedy landlords and transient tenants. While two charming old neighbor ladies ply him with delicious cooking, they offer dire warnings about the house's evil past. But there is something about this building that pushes Lark on, even as its enchantments grow increasingly ominous. Will finishing the house offer Lark redemption, or unleash the darkest forces of damnation upon him?

About The Author

" Orson Scott Card has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards for his works of speculative fiction, among them the Ender series and The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and four children. "

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Title:Homebody: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.12 inPublished:January 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061093998

ISBN - 13:9780061093999

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A drifter who fixes up old homes in various towns to resell them for profit finally stops wandering in Greensboro, North Carolina. Don Lark has been moving for quite some time now, trying to flee thought of his wife and daughter’s death. Homebody takes an awful turn for Lark when an apparent welcome from Greensboro folk goes cold after he discovers a series of tunnels under the old house he’s moved into. Orson Scott Card reinvigorates the haunted house tale when Lark pushes for the truth.