Caitlin R Kiernan
The Drowning Girl is a work of fiction, but as our narrator, Imp, reminds us, that doesn't mean it's not true. A study in necessary works of fiction — you know, those stories you need to read, or to write. The stories that save you, or that damn you ("ghost stories," Imp calls them). The Drowning Girl is beautiful, diverse, and heartrending, and it manages to be literary but accessible. Lush with East Coast folklore and... (read more)
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