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Andrew Pyper - Author

About the Author

Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario, in 1968. He received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. He is the author of four bestselling novels, including THE GUARDIANS and LOST GIRLS. He is also the winner of the ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD.

 

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Featured books by Andrew Pyper

The Damned

The Damned

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you'd ever tell by looking at them - Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there's a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life ...or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash's fates changed for ever. Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren't about death, but about the decisions we make in life.

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Other books by Andrew Pyper

Camp Sacred Heart

Camp Sacred Heart

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

David and Laurence fall into a sudden and deep friendship at summer camp. But when Laurence suggests a trip to the ominous Rock one night, everything changes. The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Breaking And Entering

Breaking And Entering

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

A strange sound crashes through the narrators dreams on the eve of his fathers funeral. Someone has broken into the house, and hell do anything to prevent the intruder from leaving.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Author Shows A Little Kindness

Author Shows A Little Kindness

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

Mary knows she needs to change her lifeand when change does come, its sweeping and exhilarating, giving her, at last, a chance at happiness. The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

X-Ray

X-Ray

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

I could say that my boyfriend beats me, but I prefer to call them fights. Fights he wins, of course, but thats still the way I see them. An X-ray technician takes a long, hard look at her abusive relationship. The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

1001 Names And Their Meanings

1001 Names And Their Meanings

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

A young father with a drinking problem and no job is prevented from seeing his daughter by a restraining order. But when her mothers postcards are no longer enough, he boards a train, longing to meet his child.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Magnificent

Magnificent

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

After the death of his father, a man moves his mother into the city from their family farm; he soon realizes how deeply her husbands death has affected her.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

The Killing Circle

The Killing Circle

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2009

A spine-chilling, mind-twisting new psychological thriller in which a writing circle is haunted by a serial killer, from the acclaimed author of Lost Girls Who is the Sandman: dream figure or killer? When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination. In the city of Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims' bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes. Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begin to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a child-stealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, finds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer? But it is only when his own son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive figure known as the Sandman.

Trade Mission

Trade Mission

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2003

On the heels of his acclaimed bestselling debut Lost Girls, Andrew Pyper brings his darkly musical language, chilling suspense, and psychological complexity to a story of survival in the Amazon jungle. On the delirious eve of the new millennium, Marcus Wallace and Jonathon Bates, two twenty-four-year-old overnight dot-com millionaires, are on a trade mission in Brazil. Their product is Hypothesys, a virtual "e;morality machine"e; that promises to help people "e;make the best decisions of their lives."e; But when the decision is made to take an ecotour up the Ro Negro deep into the Amazon jungle, the Hypothesys team members are forced to make choices for themselves -- choices that carry fatal consequences. In the dead of night, their boat is boarded by paramilitaries who kill the Brazilian crew and kidnap Wallace and Bates, their two older colleagues, and their enigmatic interpreter, Crossman. Blindfolded and thrown into a pit for a prison, they must fight to find the will to survive. But when the increasingly unstable Wallace engineers a violent escape, their own natures emerge as a threat potentially more dangerous than the boundless jungle that surrounds them, or the gunmen who relentlessly pursue them. A rare combination of literary skill, contemporary insight, and outstanding storytelling, The Trade Mission is an electrifying read that confirms Andrew Pyper's mastery of psychological suspense.