Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first vel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 19, 2004. When Off Season, a vel of horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine, was first released in 1980, it took readers by storm and sold over 250,000 copies! However, the original edition was edited and content was removed from the story at the publisher's request. The whole effect of the book was deemed to intense, in particular the ending-which is completely restored in this edition. The Overlook Connection Press has released this edition in it's original unexpurgated state for the first time anywhere. The author's original vision can w be read. This book has t been available in the US for almost two decades in any edition. We have a special introduction by Douglas E. Winter, who has championed this vel for years. Also an Afterword by the author Jack Ketchum. Look for the sequel, Offspring also from Overlook Connection Press.