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“Bailey’s eerie prose centers readers firmly and successfully in his seductive and frightening night wood.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Every story is a ghost story, Bailey tells us. But not every ghost story is as haunting as this one. Nor as luminously written, literate, absorbing, transporting, and all-around excellent. I couldn’t put it down. — Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

Bailey has written a literary puzzle box that deftly mixes scary/nasty folktales of the 19th century and Daphne du Maurier’s classic ‘Don’t Look Now.’ In the Night Wood is an affecting, weighty, and haunting book about the shackles of grief. — Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

In the Night Wood taps into the oldest, darkest roots of the fairy tale tradition, presenting the story of a family in crisis while steered by the pagan energies of a wilder age. It is beautiful, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Once again, Dale Bailey proves he’s among the best writers we have. — Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters

In the Night Wood is a wonder: literary, intriguingly supernatural, and all too human. A must-read for anyone who as a child wanted to find a magic wardrobe to explore or a rabbit hole to fall down only to realize as an adult that those whimsical childhood adventures have a darker side. — Molly Tanzer, author of Creatures of Will and Temper and Vermilion

“A modern gothic horror done right.” Kirkus Reviews


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Throughout all these fictions, however varied their subject matter or atmosphere, Bailey exhibits his compassion for and comprehension of his characters, his inerrant sense of choosing just the right words, and his determination to make all the matter of fantastika over afresh. Such a book makes one hope that our genre still has a future.  — Locus

Every story . . . is a leap off the cliff. Bailey chooses his cliffs with care, reimagining standard science fiction, fantasy, and horror themes with marvelous physicality, quiet compassion for his characters, and language whose sharpness we barely feel till we look down to see blood flowing from the cut. — The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction


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Bailey takes on every aspect of campus life with razor-sharp glee, especially the all-too-common elevation of sports over academics, and the unforgiving hierarchy of academia. Alex’s metamorphosis, from basically decent to completely unhinged, is both terrifying and fascinating, and the utterly chilling ending is nothing less than fitting. — Publisher’s Weekly

If tension and existential dread are your thing, you’ll feel The Subterranean Season cut through you like a rusty meat cleaver. — Dead End Follies

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