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“Powerfully written and imaginative, I literally couldn’t put it down!”
—Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., author of
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“Already a master of the horror short story, he shows himself equally skilled at novel-length work.”
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The Croning deserves a place in the bookcase next to T.E.D. Klein’s The Ceremonies, Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby and Fritz Leiber’s Our Lady Of Darkness and that is the highest recommendation that I can give.”
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"Laird Barron has, in a remarkably short period of time, emerged as one of the leading writers of contemporary weird fiction."
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“Laird Barron is one of those writers who makes other writers want to break their pencils. I’m serious. His work is that good. Worse than that, he’s an original (damn him!), and the finest writer to join the ranks of the dark fantastic in a long, long time.”
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Laird Barron is the author of two collections: The Imago Sequence and Occultation. His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. An expatriate Alaskan, Barron currently resides in the wilds of Upstate New York.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 159780231X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Night Shade; Reprint edition (February 5, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781597802314
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1597802314
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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Laird Barron is an expat Alaskan. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.

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