For two months in the winter of 2010, Jean Keller worked as a caretaker in a former nursing home near his hometown in the Swiss Alps, using the home's solitude to work on his own projects.
Since the home's closure in 1999, the isolated building remained abandoned for almost a decade until a consortium of local businessmen stalled its decline by funding makeshift repairs.
Soon after Keller began working in the building, he discovered in the basement the pages of an unfinished manuscript belonging to the American writer, Jack Torrance.
Torrance had resided at the home for some weeks in winter 1980, following a dramatic breakdown that preceded his accidental death later that year. Inspired by this discovery, Keller ditched his other artistic projects and began using Torrance's typewritten pages as the basis for a new book.
Titled 'The Overlook Manuscript' as a tribute to Torrance and his very last place of activity, the present edition is a facsimile of Jean Keller's original text written during his own brief sojourn at the former asylum.
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