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The Caretaker of Lorne Field

by Dave Zeltserman

The Caretaker of Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010
    224 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Jack Durkin is the ninth generation of Durkins who have weeded Lorne Field for nearly 300 years. Though he and his wife Lydia are miserable and would like nothing more than to leave, Jack must wait until his son has come of age to tend the field on his own. It's an important job, though no one else seems to realize it. For, if the field is left untended, a horrific monster called an Aukowie will grow - a monster capable of taking over the entirety of America in just two weeks. Or so it is said...

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"Starred Review. Superb mix of humor and horror...Zeltserman orchestrates events perfectly...Readers will keep turning pages to see how the ambiguous plot resolves." - Publishers Weekly

"This superbly crafted horror story explores the dichotomy between belief and rationality." - Booklist

"Not literary or even stylish but gripping and actually 'horrifying'..." - Library Journal

"Harrowing. Zeltserman (Killer, 2010, etc.) colors it black with the best of them." - Kirkus

"If Stephen King had a true Noir calling and Peter Straub added contemporary horror... and Dean Koontz threw in his fine depiction of ordinary life on the edge of the unknown... then bring the specter of James M. Cain to write the narrative, you'd come close to describing the whole effect of this stunning slice for the zeitgeist wondrous novel and the writing is... pure dark bliss." - Ken Bruen, author of London Boulevard

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Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan, and when he's not writing fiction, he spends his time working on his black belt in Kung Fu. He and his wife live in the Boston area.

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