A tale of an innocent teenage girl, tormented beyond endurance.

First publication: Palace Corbie 7
Date: 1997
Author(s): Joe Hill
Nomination(s): No
Movie: No

The books, magazines and/or collections in which these titles are also published:
· The Best of Palace Corbie

The book/story is published with these cover(s):
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Merrimack Books
Stone Dragon Press

Information about edition(s):

The story starts as follows:
Maybe it’s important to know right up front that this is not a story about my brother’s daughter, Julia O’Brien, but about my brother himself. It’s just that, to understand it, first I have to tell you about what happened to Julia. That part of it is pretty ugly. It’s the most horrible thing I ever heard of happening to anyone, and it took most of the life out of my brother. I’ll tell you about it, becouse you need to know what happened to her te make sense of what Galen did about it—what the two of us both did about it.

Other information:
This is what Joe has to say about it on the old Joe Hill forum:

“The Lady Rests” and “Collaborators” aren’t mentioned on my website, mainly because they’re lousy stories and I usually try to pretend they don’t exist. The fact that they were published at all only tells you that the editors at those particular magazines were kind and merciful people who also desperately had to fill some space.