A Hawk in the Woods

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Word Horde
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5.5 X 0.61 X 8.5 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author
Carrie Laben grew up in western New York. They earned their BS at Cornell and later their MFA at the University of Montana. They now live in Queens, where they spend a lot of time staring at birds.Their work has appeared in such venues as Birding, Clarkesworld, The Dark, Indiana Review, Okey-Panky, and Outlook Springs. In 2017 they won the Shirley Jackson Award in Short Fiction for their story "Postcards from Natalie" and Duke University's Documentary Essay Prize for the essay "The Wrong Place". In 2015 they were selected for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer's Residency, in 2018 they were a MacDowell Fellow, and in 2019 they were a resident at Brush Creek.This is their first novel. They are currently at work on a book of essays about urban environmentalism.

"At once sly and grim, soberingly real and darkly fantastical, the story of the Waite sisters will haunt readers like an eerie old folk song." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"In this uncanny world, the darkest moments don't come from the supernatural horror but from the realization that the Waites' underlying dysfunction is a near and dear part of our own." --Foreword Reviews (starred review)

"A Hawk in the Woods is wonderfully dark and spellbinding, mixing the road novel, family drama, time travel, cosmic horror, and maybe even a little Heathers. Carrie Laben is an original, compelling new voice. Consider me a fan for life." --Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

"Ride or die sisterhood, conjured from the bones of H. P. Lovecraft." --Molly Tanzer, author of Vermilion and Creatures of Will & Temper

"Carrie Laben is a monster--they don't even make writers like this anymore. You will be reading her name for decades to come." --Cara Hoffman, Author of Running and So Much Pretty