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Wild Things: Four Tales (Douglas Clegg Short Story Collections) by [Douglas Clegg]

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Clegg (The Machinery of Night) shows how the bestial aspects of horror and humanity are interchangeable in this quartet of psychological suspense stories. "A Madness of Starlings" concerns a man who looks to nature for reassurance of his fatherly instincts only to find his dislocating feelings of angst and alienation mirrored instead. In "The Dark Game," an American soldier turns tables on his captors in Vietnam with the help of an especially brutal survival trick involving self-hypnosis. "The American" is a spare, Hemingwayesque tale of threatened manhood with an Alfred Hitchcock twist. "The Wolf" tells of a hunting expedition in which the roles of predator and prey are craftily reversed. Though several stories stretch the theme of this volume, each makes riveting reading. (Nov.)
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Clegg (The Machinery of Night) shows how the bestial aspects of horror and humanity are interchangeable in this quartet of psychological suspense stories. "A Madness of Starlings" concerns a man who looks to nature for reassurance of his fatherly instincts only to find his dislocating feelings of angst and alienation mirrored instead. In "The Dark Game," an American soldier turns tables on his captors in Vietnam with the help of an especially brutal survival trick involving self-hypnosis. "The American" is a spare, Hemingwayesque tale of threatened manhood with an Alfred Hitchcock twist. "The Wolf" tells of a hunting expedition in which the roles of predator and prey are craftily reversed. Though several stories stretch the theme of this volume, each makes riveting reading. --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0039UUTK4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Alkemara Press (February 21, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3409 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 146 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1944668306
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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At last, you've found me. Be sure to get your free ebook after you've signed up for my email newsletter at DouglasClegg.com or find me at Patreon.com/DouglasClegg

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ABOUT ME: I began scribbling stories at 5, typing them by the age of 8, and seeking publication for them beginning in my 20s.

I favor psychological suspense and supernatural tales and what I term "perceptive supernatural."*

My whole life, I've been drawn to reading gothics, horror, supernatural, suspense, fantasy and pretty much anything that swept me off my feet, imagination-wise.

I live in New England in a place surrounded by sea, woods, and stone walls made of local granite, been with my husband for 31 years, and generally am servant to a dog, cat, and many fish plus a few frogs in the backyard pond.

But additionally, I serve the story. I hope you enjoy what you find among my fiction.

Thank you for checking out my novels and stories.

* By perceptive supernatural or perceptive fantasy, I mean the perception of a particular character, which is that character's reality. None of us necessarily can prove we've ever experienced ghosts, but if we feel we have, in the story of our lives, we have. And this is how I see the people in my stories and books. These stories are their experiences.

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