Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories

Book - 2018
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A short story collection featuring elements of magic realism while touching on the themes of love, knowledge, grief, hope, and jealousy. Teeming with uncanny characters whose lives unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original, these stories demonstrate the strength and power -- known and unknown -- of the imagination.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616207977
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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The Newbery-award winning author of the magical fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, wrote this collection of stories. Barnhill writes in her blog, "A short story ... is an encounter. We cannot look it in the eye. We have to see with our skin and hear with our bones. A short story is ... Read More »

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JCLChrisK Mar 21, 2019

Fantastical stories of women who don't conform. Atmospheric, magical, and weird stories with a fairy tale quality. Haunting and beautiful, and sometimes disturbing. Most enjoyable.

Fanciful and unusual stories that are interestingly written and entertaining. Not really a YA book, unlike others she has written, so don’t let that dissuade you if you like fiction somewhat in the vein of Neil Gaiman.


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