Factory Town
Jon Bassoff

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Narrated By: Donald Corren

Duration: 5 hours and 31 minutes

What to expect

Russell Carver, an enigmatic and tortured man in search of a young girl gone missing, has come to Factory Town, a postindustrial wasteland of abandoned buildings, crumbling asphalt, deadly characters, hidden secrets, and unspeakable depravity. Wandering deeper and deeper into the dangerous, dreamlike, and darkly mysterious labyrinths in town, Russell stumbles upon clues that not only lead him closer to the missing girl, but to his own troubled past as well. Because in Factory Town nothing is what it seems, no one is safe, and there’s no such thing as a clean escape.

From Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion, comes a dark, gritty, and surreal novel that is at once a compelling mystery and an exploration into the darkest recesses of the human soul. Welcome to the haunting, frightening, and disturbing experience that is Russell Carver’s search for the truth …

Genre

Dark fantasy

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“This is a profoundly discomfiting and pessimistic exploration of a deeply damaged man, and when Bassoff invokes real-world horrors alongside the fantastical ugliness of Factory Town and its inhabitants, he suggests that similar foulness is common to all people. This is one to read with all the lights on.”

Publishers Weekly

“Jon Bassoff is a master of that territory where pulp becomes poetry, crime fiction mates with horror, but this novel is very much its own self—an unnervingly individual piece of work.”

Ramsey Campbell, Bram Stoker Award–winning author

Factory Town is a journeyman’s surreal voyage through the very heart of hell. A novel full of a crazed, ugly, vivid, disturbing energy held together by a deft hand. Bassoff is the king of creepy crime-horror fiction.”

Tom Piccirilli, Bram Stoker Award–winning author

“For those of us who love the horror-crime genre, Jon Bassoff is a Godsend. Creepy, poetic, and beautifully dark, Factory Town is an absolutely mesmerizing ride.”