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   Night Class, by Tom Piccirilli  
 
  Novel, first publication in November 2001 , latest edition in November 2002
 
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      The college winter break is over, and Caleb Prentiss faces yet another semester of higher education. Struggling with alcoholism and frustrated by his irrelevant classes, Cal seeks solace in the arms of his scholastic-conscious girlfriend and in somnambulistic conversation with a mystifying college radio DJ.

    But Calís ennui is shattered when he discovers evidence of a murder which occurred in his room over the Christmas recess. Obsessed with unearthing the particulars of this gruesome and haunting event, Cal wanders down the grotesque hallowed halls of a university gone mad.

    Run-ins with the two hard-nosed campus security guards, relationship hurdles with both friends and lovers, and enigmatic signals from the Deanís icily eminent wife force Caleb to question his place in the bizarre night classes of higher education.

    Even as he gets ever closer to the truth, Caleb is plagued by the supernatural occurrence known as stigmata: his hands bleed in imitation of the wounds of Christ whenever someone close to him dies.

    And Calís hands are bleeding a lot these days.

     
     
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  • Alcoholic
  • Christmas
  • Horror - Terror
  • Murders
  • Religion - Theology - Gods & Deities - Faith - Priests & Clerics
  • Universities - Campus - School

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