Baker & Taylor During the week that culminates in his thirty-fifth birthday, Ned Dunstan experiences a series of extraordinary events that expose the long-hidden secret of his identity and his family's true nature, in a novel of the supernatural that explores the theme of the doppelga+a5nger. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Blackwell North Amer Mr. X is Straub's original and startling take on the theme of the doppelganger. Ned Dunstan's birthday is fast approaching, and every year on this date, Ned experiences a paralyzing seizure in which he is forced to witness scenes of ruthless slaughter perpetrated by a mysterious and malevolent figure in black who Ned calls Mr. X.