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The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories Cover Image
By Laird Barron, Norman Partridge (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781597805537
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Published: Night Shade - July 1st, 2014

Shirley Jackson’s world seen through the lens of Sam Peckinpah. Tales of Lovecraftian horror as recounted fireside by Jack London. Elegant as champagne, bold as whiskey. These stories (set largely in the Pacific Northwest) feature smart, capable people confronting terrors both spectral and visceral in prose restrained and sure as vintage Hemingway. Melding the ambiguity of strange and supernatural happenings with gritty realism and authentic characters, Barron’s style is beautiful and brutal. He is one of the writers to whose work I return most often, and for lovers of darker fictional fare I cannot recommend it highly enough. ~ Luciano