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  • "Fourteen curious, teasing, sometimes humorous and sometimes dark stories . . . create an extraordinary whole that offers new interpretations of the pictures while still leaving room to wonder."

    Julia Eccleshare, Guardian
  • "A beautifully produced, compelling book."

    NIcolette Jones, Sunday Times, Book of the Week
  • "Each contribution has its own telltale flavor of menace, leaving readers to discover their favourites...In life, it seems, as in this beguiling book, no one ever really gets the last word."

    New York Times (Editor's Choice)
  • "Fascinating"

    Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday, Best Books of the Year
  • "Van Allsburg’s haunting and evocative monochrome illustrations provide starting points for the appropriately eerie, often macbre narratives."

    Irish Times

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