13 Views of the Suicide Woods

13 Views of the Suicide Woods

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"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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 177148411X
  • 9781771484114
  • 794,412

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PRAISE FOR 13 VIEWS OF THE SUICIDE WOODS: "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 PRAISE FOR BRACKEN MACLEOD "STRANDED is as brilliant as it is disturbing. Bracken MacLeod joins the ranks of today's top horror writers. Highly recommended!" ~ Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of GHOSTWALKERS and BITS & PIECES "STRANDED is an ice-cold Arctic thriller with a Twilight Zone twist and suspense to spare. The best debut novel I've read in ages. Pay attention, folks. Bracken MacLeod has arrived!" ~ Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of TIN MEN and DEAD RINGERS "STRANDED is a smart, surprisingly-moving, first-rate thriller that chucks Martin Cruz Smith's POLAR STAR down a Twilight-Zone-esque rabbit role. Don't mind my mixing metaphors because me fumbling around for proper words of praise is what the talented Bracken MacLeod has wrought." ~ Paul Tremblay, author of A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK. "STRANDED is the work of a master storyteller at the top of his game. You'll smell the ocean air, hear the waves as they slap against the hull, and experience the white-knuckle terror of trying to survive in the face of the unknown. If Bracken MacLeod can't scare you, you're already dead!" ~ Nicholas Kaufmann, Thriller Award-nominated author of CHASING THE DRAGON and DIE AND STAY DEAD "[MOUNATIN HOME is a] VERY accomplished debut novel. I cared about the main characters and they were vividly real. Riveting debut novel." ~ World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and OFF SEASON "MOUNTAIN HOME is double barrel shotgun blast of violence and pathos. Clean, deft writing and more than enough narrative drive to keep you buzzing along, this debut marks the beginning of a very promising career for Bracken MacLeod." ~ John Mantooth, author of SHOEBOX TRAIN WRECK and THE YEAR OF THE STORM "Bracken MacLeod's MOUNTAIN HOME hits like a Claymore mine and cuts with the emotional precision of a scalpel. Ferocious and tender, painful and real. A powerful and thoughtful first novel." ~ Chet Williamson, International Horror Guild Award winning author of SOULSTORM and PSYCHO: SANITARIUM "I have been a fan of Bracken MacLeod's writing for some time now, but with MOUNTAIN HOME, I feel he has finally kicked the door right off the hinges. Thrilling, shocking, well-written, and with heart to spare (dark as it may be), this is nothing less than the announcement of a bold new talent, and an exciting one. Comparisons to early Lansdale might be apt, but MacLeod has a voice all his own... Watch this guy, folks. It's only a matter of time before you see his name in lights." ~ Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, and KIN. "Bracken MacLeod s WHITE KNIGHT is a tense, high suspense action ride that carries the reader along like a hit and run Mack truck. It is dark and delicious and well worth the read. Very highly recommended!" ~ James A. Moore, author of THE WILD HUNT and ALIEN: SEA OF SHADOWS "Bracken MacLeod has outdone himself with WHITE KNIGHT, a bristling beast of a thriller that does what I would have thought impossible: it tops even his own brilliant debut, MOUNTAIN HOME. I wouldn't advise missing this or any of MacLeod s stellar work." ~ Ed Kurtz, author of A WIND OF KNIVES and THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD "Bracken MacLeod writes with the verve of someone who understands the genre in which he works well enough to know exactly when to turn tropes on their heads and twist them around one another. Like Vachss, his work in infused with a raging anger at the injustices which surround us but although the world he creates is etched in darkness it is the glints of light within that world which make it so appealing even if the glint is coming from the razor-edge of a butcher s knife." ~ Simon Logan, author of KATJA FROM THE PUNK BAND and GET KATJA
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About Bracken MacLeod

Bracken MacLeod: BRACKEN MACLEOD is the author of MOUNTAIN HOME, WHITE KNIGHT, and most recently, STRANDED, which has been optioned by Warner Horizon Television. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and magazines including, Shock Totem, LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk. He has worked as a trial attorney, philosophy instructor, and as a martial arts teacher. He lives in New England with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.
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111 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (36)
3 24% (27)
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