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Glen Hirshberg

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Glen Hirshberg is currently hard at work on the final book in the Motherless Children Trilogy, the sequel to Good Girls and Motherless Child (2012; 2014), the blood-soaked, "terrifying...breakneck midnight ride through a part of America too seldom visited in fiction" (Elizabeth Hand) which Ramsey Campbell says is: a virtuoso display of Glen Hirshberg's considerable talents, ranging from uncanny poetry to breathless suspense. ... We can be sure horror fiction is still vital when it's reimagined as freshly and vigorously as this.

Previous books include his first novel, The Snowman's Children (2002); International Horror Guild Award winners The Two Sams (2003--also a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year) and American Morons
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Why would you want to read the following? I don't know that you do. But you might.
Why would I want to write it? It's more a have-to kind of thing:
There I was, on my hike, the one I take almost every day. I'd had my coffee a little closer than usual to hike-time, and so, feeling a need to jettison some of said coffee, I cut into the park near our house to find a bathroom.
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Published on March 05, 2016 20:54 Tags: bathroom, glen-hirshberg, motherless-children-trilogy, park-anecdote, spider, story, tarantula
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Motherless Child

3.61 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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3.97 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Snowman's Children

3.51 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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American Morons

3.88 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Freedom is Space for the Sp...

3.53 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Janus Tree and Other St...

4.13 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Good Girls

4.06 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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The Book of Bunk: A Fairy T...

4.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Nothing to Devour: Motherle...

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The Ones Who Are Waving: Ta...

3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2017
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Description: A taste of what's to come when you pick up <i>Good Girls</i> at your local bookstore!

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People saying this is like a grimier, grittier Charles Dickens need to go back and read more Dickens, but it sure is terrific. A story about a prostitute's brutalized daughter and a small pox-scarred, grief ridden member of the gentry finding ...more
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Full disclosure: Elizabeth Hand has been consistently generous and kind about for years, and I know her personally just well enough to consider her a friend, and one of the most genuine and trustworthy colleagues I've met.
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If only because it's more a collection of riveting, astonishing beats than a narrative about specific characters, Paul Beatty's The Sellout may not be the best novel I've ever read about maybe the defining American subject (race). It may only be the ...more
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“Love the work: the grind, the dreaming, the distracted not-sleep, all of it. It’s the one thing in the job that will always be there, and the real pleasure in the profession. Everything else is luck.”
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“The ghosts that exert the most power in people’s lives-at least, the people I know–tend to be of their own making, and consist of equal parts regret and old fears and just plain missing somebody.”
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“I’m a husband, a father of two, a full-time teacher, and so my writing process mostly involves sitting down and writing, any chance I get, anywhere I am, for as long as life will let me. Music helps. Good light helps. I love quiet and coffee when I can get them. But I can write on a bus, in a dentist office’s waiting room, in bed with a clip-on booklight, almost anywhere. And I try to do at least some every single day.”
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“Love the work: the grind, the dreaming, the distracted not-sleep, all of it. It’s the one thing in the job that will always be there, and the real pleasure in the profession. Everything else is luck.”
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“I’m a husband, a father of two, a full-time teacher, and so my writing process mostly involves sitting down and writing, any chance I get, anywhere I am, for as long as life will let me. Music helps. Good light helps. I love quiet and coffee when I can get them. But I can write on a bus, in a dentist office’s waiting room, in bed with a clip-on booklight, almost anywhere. And I try to do at least some every single day.”
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