hedgerowdevil:

Chamber of Secrets: The Sorcery of Angela Carter

Nice Paris Review essay on Angela Carter’s fairy-tale inspired writing, in particular, the short story collection The Bloody Chamber.

My cat is a snow queen …
White as starlight, twice
As cold.
She eats
For breakfast, hearts;
For supper, northern lights.

superheroesincolor:

Mongrels: A Novel (2016)  

“A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them.

He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks.

For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes—always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they’ve been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change.”

By Stephen Graham Jones

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Stephen Graham Jones is a Blackfeet Native American author of experimental fiction, horror fiction, crime fiction, and science fiction. Jones has won the “Texas Institute of Letters Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in fiction.


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