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Haseley, Dennis

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1950-    ) US psychotherapist and author who specialized for many years in picture books, the most ambitious of which – like Ghost Catcher (graph 1989), about a man without a shadow who retrieves people from the brink of death – are of general interest. Typically of this author, Dr Gravity (1992), a Young Adult novel, describes the consequences on others of exceptional individuals, in this case a man with power over Gravity who by "freeing" his fellows of its effects generates chaos. A Trick of the Eye (2004) is a fantasy whose young protagonist can enter literally into paintings. [JC]

Dennis L Haseley

born Brecksville, Ohio: June 1950

works (highly selected)

  • Ghost Catcher (New York: Harper, 1989) with Lloyd Bloom [graph: hb/Lloyd Bloom]
  • Dr Gravity (New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1992) [hb/John S Dykes]
  • A Trick of the Eye (New York: Dial Books, 2004) [hb/]


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