The Fifty Year Sword

by Mark Z. Danielewski

In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets beforethem.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.58 out of 5
  • Published October 16th 2012 by Pantheon
  • Original Title: The Fifty Year Sword
  • ISBN: 0307907724 (ISBN13: 9780307907721)
  • Edition Language: English
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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.