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Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband run Small Beer Press and play ping-pong. She once won a free trip around the world by answering the question, "Why do you want to go around the world?" ("Because you can't go through it.")
Dazzling and unlikely stories disturb and delight in this hugely original collection. Fantasy, horror and just plain mischief jostle together in the ten stories which kick off with what happens when Miles digs up the wrong grave to recover the poems he wrote to his dead girl friend revealing an altogether different girl instead. Be prepared for more uncomfortable shocks in this stunning collection of stories. This is the Young Adult version of the title. Click here for the original edition.
An award-winning collection of fifteen beastly tales with new stories from bestselling authors: CASSANDRA CLARE PATRICK NESS HOLLY BLACK Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters. Where a demonic band breathes fire and scales; predatory kraken sing to their prey and harpies take on a strange attraction. Fifteen top voices in fiction explore the intersection of fear and love, of monsters and men, and our fatal attraction to what hides in the shadows. Featuring stories from bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness and Holly Black, this award-winning collection will make you laugh, cry and keep you wide-awake at night... Winner of a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology Luminous ... wonderful stories. - New York Times Book Review Some of these tales are moving, others terrifying... Long after the last page is turned, these tales will linger in readers' brains, in their closets, under their beds, and in the shadows. - School Library Journal (starred review) An engrossing, morally complex anthology. Publisher's Weekly (starred review) An anthology of riches. Kirkus Reviews
Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.Predatory kraken that sing with and for - their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you'll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these - and monsters that defy categorization - some of today's top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged ... and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.
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