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Thirteen Views of the Suicide Woods
by Bracken Macleod


Overview - "Bracken MacLeod writes dark, human stories of horror and modern noir. Absolutely one of the brightest stars of the next generation "
--Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Ararat


From the author of Mountain Home and Stranded, comes Bracken MacLeod's first collection of short stories.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Bracken MacLeod writes dark, human stories of horror and modern noir. Absolutely one of the brightest stars of the next generation "
--Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Ararat


From the author of Mountain Home and Stranded, comes Bracken MacLeod's first collection of short stories.

These stories inhabit the dark places where pain and resignation intersect, and the fear of a quiet moment alone is as terrifying as the unseen thing watching from behind the treeline. In the titular story, a young woman waits for her father to come home from the place where no one goes intending to return. A single word is the push that may break a man and save a life. The members of a winemaking community celebrate the old time religion found flowing in the blood of the vine. A desperate man seeking a miracle cure gets more than a peek behind the curtain of Dr. Morningstar's Psychic Surgery. A child who dreams of escaping on leather wings finds rescue in dark water instead. Looking back over a life, a homeless veteran must decide to live in the present if he wants to save his future. In a Halloween Hell house, a youth pastor must face the judgment of a man committed to doing the Lord's work. Fiery death heralds the beginning of a new life. A man who has been carrying pain with him his entire life gives up his last piece of darkness. And a still day beneath the sun illuminates the quiet sorrow of the last feather to fall.

Bracken MacLeod is the author of Mountain Home, White Knight, and, most recently, Stranded, which has been optioned by Warner Horizon Television. He lives in New England with his wife and son.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781771484114
  • ISBN-10: 177148411X
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Books > Fiction > Horror - General
Books > Fiction > Occult & Supernatural

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

In his first short story collection, horror writer MacLeod brings together the macabre and the offbeat. Stories such as The Texas Chainsaw Breakfast Club or I Dont Like Mondays, in which a group of teenagers are imprisoned in a dungeon by their guidance counselor, are quirky; others, such as Ciudad de los Niños, in which a desperate father bargains for his lost daughter, are undeniably creepy. MacLeods prose is rich in detail, adding depth and color to each tale, whether a vignette or a longer piece. However, his stories are peppered with scenes that are scary just for the sake of it, reminiscent of superfluous jump scares in horror flicks. The Blood and the Body pairs a house party with a freakish Satanic society, but the payoff is forced and jarring. The collection has many entertaining tidbits, but falls short of thought-provoking cerebral horror. (Mar.)

 
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