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Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Widely praised and widely read, Elizabeth Hand is regarded as one of America's leading literary fantasists. This new collection (an expansion of the limited-release Bibliomancy, which won the World Fantasy Award in 2005) showcases a wildly inventive author at the height of her powers. Included in this collection are "The Least Trumps," in which a lonely women reaches out to the world through symbols, tattooing, and the Tarot, and "Pavane for a Prince of the Air," where neo-pagan rituals bring a recently departed soul to something very different than eternal rest.

Written in the author's characteristic poetic prose and rich with the details of traumatic lives that are luminously transformed, Saffron and Brimstone is a worthy addition to an outstanding career.

Review:

"[A]nother rich display of this gifted visionary's enticing wares." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Her beautifully nuanced, often disquieting style should inspire poets as well as lay down the gauntlet to colleagues also reaching for expressive heights in contemporary fantasy." Booklist

Review:

"The stories are beautifully crafted but are not simply an exercise in style — they reveal deeper themes and connections, echoing one another in subtle ways that enhance the collection as a whole." Library Journal

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About the Author

Hand's fiction has received the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, the Tiptree Award, and the Mythopaeic Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595820969
Author:
Hand, Elizabeth
Publisher:
M Press
Author:
Various
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 256 pages M Press - English 9781595820969 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]nother rich display of this gifted visionary's enticing wares."
"Review" by , "Her beautifully nuanced, often disquieting style should inspire poets as well as lay down the gauntlet to colleagues also reaching for expressive heights in contemporary fantasy."
"Review" by , "The stories are beautifully crafted but are not simply an exercise in style — they reveal deeper themes and connections, echoing one another in subtle ways that enhance the collection as a whole."
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