Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by the author of "The Summer of '42." When disturbed Vietnam vet Austin Fletcher is left an old Maine house, by his slain Army buddy, he hopes to find peace but instead finds a house beset by occult forces that trap him in a hallucinatory nightmare - it is a malevolent house in which no one dares live, because fronting it is a witch's tree where a witch was hanged 350 years ago. Like the best horror books (and this title is included in several lists), this can be read on more than one level. The New York Times called it ""An unsettling experience. Confounding, touching and well-written." 240 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-399125086.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (3 initials stamped on bottom edge)