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The Book of Fears

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Susan Kerslake writes with a strange, subterranean beauty about the vast landscape of fear. With stark precision detailing the thin line between fear and obsession, her stories give us an inner topography of the victim. The Book of Fears explores many of our twilight zones.

Frightening, haunting and unforgettable, The Book of Fears is a major contribution to the genre of th
Paperback, Third printing, 125 pages
Published 1989 by Ragweed Press
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Oct 22, 2011 Booklovinglady rated it it was ok
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According to the back cover of the book, the stories are ‘frightening, haunting and unforgettable.’ I’d rather rephrase that and call them ‘touching and sad’ instead... But although I liked the stories, I’m left with mixed feelings about this book. As mentioned, the stories are touching and often sad but for me personally it just became ‘more of the same’ after reading the first few stories and putting the book aside for more than a week didn’t solve my ‘problem’. Which is a bit of a shame ...more
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Susan Kerslake (born 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Canadian writer. She was a shortlisted nominee for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1976 for Middlewatch, and for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 1984 Governor General's Awards for The Book of Fears.
Originally from Chicago, Kerslake emigrated to Canada in 1966, residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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