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The Janus Tree

“Spellbinding…offbeat and distressing…atmospheric, superb…Hirshberg is one of the greatest contemporary authors of dark fantasy.”  —SFRevu.com

“Hirshberg delivers plenty of creepy, strange tales in his third collection…{He} is a master of the disturbing.” &nbsp—Publishers’ Weekly


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Praise for The Janus Tree:

“With the blue collar fascinations of Stephen King and the gleeful perversity of a young Ray Bradbury, Glen Hirshberg digs deep beneath the commonplace exteriors of modern American lives to find malaise and bad mojo. The Janus Tree and Other Stories is his latest compilation of mundane façades destroyed by buried impulses and desires. And although illness and madness course through these tales, there are quieter, more melancholy moments such as the account in ‘Sho-mer’ of a young man’s bizarre trials during the Jewish ceremony of guarding a corpse. And the two stories concerning a strange urban phenomenon dubbed ‘the Book Depositories’ have a kind of black Brautigan whimsy.”  —Asimov’s Science Fiction

“What is almost immediately clear on reading is that Hirshberg has a knack for creating pitch-perfect atmospheres through careful wording, atmospheres that either repel or beckon-sometimes both…This deceptively slim volume is full of insistent voices, persistent nightmares, and lurching moments that make the ordinary frightening-a fine book for keeping yourself sleepless on quiet winter nights.”  —Strange Horizons

“For those in the know, a new horror collection from Glen Hirshberg is cause for hopeful anticipation. And The Janus Tree and Other Stories delivers with a striking and enjoyable mix of stories that showcases Hirshberg’s uniquely personable brand of horror, in which external menaces are eclipsed by the inner demons that drive our deepest fears…The Janus Tree casts a superbly twisted shadow.”  —SF Site Featured Review

“Books and movies seem to feel overwhelming with the amount of in your face gore, monsters, and the odd, so much so that one can feel a bit jaded. Glen Hirshberg’s new book, The Janus Tree, can help cure one’s boredom and send chills running down the spine once again….Hirshberg is amazing at twisting the mundane into one creepy story.”  (Four Stars)  —City Book Review (San Francisco/Sacramento)

“Spellbinding…offbeat and distressing…atmospheric, superb…Hirshberg is one of the greatest contemporary authors of dark fantasy.”  —SFRevu.com

“Hirshberg delivers plenty of creepy, strange tales in his third collection…{He} is a master of the disturbing.”  —Publishers’ Weekly