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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.
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Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humor.
Funny, moving, tender, brave and dangerous. She is unique, and should be declared a national treasure, and possibly surrounded at all times by a cordon of armed marines - Neil Gaiman
Intoxicating. These stories will come alive, put on zoot suits, and wrestle you to the ground. They want you and you will be theirs - Alice Sebold
Link's stories play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and JK Rowling - Time magazine
Wonderfully odd and original [and] very scary indeed - Sarah Waters
|Publication date:||5th July 2010|
|Publisher:||Walker Canongate an imprint of Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
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.")More About Kelly Link