The Snowman's Children by Glen Hirshberg
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The Snowman’s Children is a poignant, psychologically intense first novel that tells the story of an incident from one man’s childhood in the 1970s, when a serial killer called The Snowman stalked the streets of suburban Detroit. The incident, a result of good but woefully misguided juvenile intentions, forced his family to leave their home, and eventually forced him, at age twenty-nine, to return to his hometown in search of three old friends. Reminiscent of both To Kill a Mockingbird in its touching portrait of childhood, and the beautifully written brand of suspense that calls to mind Smilla’s Sense of Snow, The Snowman’s Children is an unusually controlled and original novel that establishes Hirshberg as an important new voice in American literature.
 

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GLEN HIRSHBERG was born in 1966 and attended Columbia University. He received his MFA and MA from the University of Montana. Hirshberg is the author of The Snowman's Children. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published October 21, 2002 by Carroll & Graf. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Haunting and sharply rendered: a thriller that leaves the reader even more disturbed at story's end.

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A chilling debut, inspired by actual events, about a group of friends whose lives become intertwined with the stalkings of a serial killer in 1970s Detroit.

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Hirshberg's first novel attempts a dark twist (even darker than usual) on the tale of a 1970s suburban childhood. In the winter of 1977, a serial killer dubbed "The Snowman" haunted a q

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