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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum published his first novel in 1980 titled "Off Season", a version of the Sawney Beane story. The novel was subsequently slated by the Village Voice as 'violent pornography' but, undeterred, the author continued to write fiction that deals with the cruelty and violence so often apparent in everyday life. Since the publication of "Off ... See full bio »
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 2013/I Olivia (Short) (writer)
 2011 Mail Order (Short) (based on the short story by)
 2011/I The Woman (novel) / (written by)
 2009 Offspring (based upon the book by) / (screenplay)
 2008 Red (novel)
 2007 The Girl Next Door (book)
 2006/II The Lost (novel)
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 2009 Offspring
Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)
 2008 Red
Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
 2007 The Girl Next Door
Carnival
 2006 Header
State Trooper #2
 2006/II The Lost
Teddy Panik
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 2013 Inside the Plain Brown Wrapping (Short)
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 2011 Dark Dreamers (TV Series)
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 2007 The Making of 'The Girl Next Door' (Video documentary short)
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 2007 The Cult of Ichi (Video documentary short)
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Other Works:

The Girl Next Door. New York: Warner, 1989. Reprint: Woodstock, GA: Overlook Connection Press, 1997; the "corrected definitive" edition. [novel] See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dallas Mayr
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Personal Quote:

I hope I do [i.e., write about] victims pretty well. Because I proceed from them. For me the victim makes the story. Sometimes you victimize yourself, sometimes somebody does it to you, but it's that almost universal sense we have - we've all been hurt, and I like to open doors to those feelings. ... Everybody's broken. Some rise above it. These are the people I want to write about. A lot of my ... See more »

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Stephen King wrote about him, "Ketchum has become a kind of hero to those of us who write tales of terror and suspense.". See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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