The Pallbearers Club

The Pallbearers Club

Illustration By Daniele Serra
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Dust jacket illustration by Daniel Serra.

Interior illustrations by Vincent Sammy.

Published by SST Publications.

Note: There is a limit of one copy per person/household.

“Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel . . . The Pallbearers Club is a welcome casket of chills to shoulder.”—Washington Post

What if the coolest girl you’ve ever met decided to be your friend?

Art Barbara was so not cool. He was a seventeen-year-old high school loner in the late 1980s who listened to hair metal, had to wear a monstrous back-brace at night for his scoliosis, and started an extracurricular club for volunteer pallbearers at poorly attended funerals. But his new friend thought the Pallbearers Club was cool. And she brought along her Polaroid camera to take pictures of the corpses.

Okay, that part was a little weird.

So was her obsessive knowledge of a notorious bit of New England folklore that involved digging up the dead. And there were other strange things–terrifying things–that happened when she was around, usually at night. But she was his friend, so it was okay, right?

Decades later, Art tries to make sense of it all by writing The Pallbearers Club: A Memoir. But somehow this friend got her hands on the manuscript and, well, she has some issues with it. And now she’s making cuts.

Seamlessly blurring the lines between fiction and memory, the supernatural and the mundane, The Pallbearers Club is an immersive, suspenseful portrait of an unusual and disconcerting relationship.

Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:

  • Limited to only 500 signed and hand-numbered copies
  • Personally signed by Paul Tremblay and Art Barbara on a specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page
  • Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
  • Printed in two colours throughout
  • Printed on a heavier 100gsm acid-free paper
  • Bound in premium cloth with coloured head and tail bands
  • Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
  • Sewn binding for increased durability
  • Main dust jacket artwork by Daniele Serra
  • Reverse dust jacket artwork and interior illustrations by Vincent Sammy
  • Including extra bonus material not published in other editions


From Booklist (starred review)

“In his brilliant new novel, Tremblay takes on the well-mined small-town, coming-of-age horror trope, transforming it into something so original, it elevates the entire genre.”


From Stephen Graham Jones:

“Books can have teeth. A whole mouthful of them. The Pallbearers Club has a whole lifetime of them.”


From Catriona Ward:

The Pallbearers Club is a sinuous, mercurial novel that shifts under your very eyes like a trick of the light. This is Paul Tremblay's most dazzling book yet, and that's saying something. I was left breathless.”


Paul Tremblay
Daniele Serra