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This collection of 22 short stories by the author of Daughter of Hounds and Alabaster firmly established Caitlín R. Kiernan as one of the preeminent voices in dark fantasy today. Through a cycle of interconnected narratives, Kiernan unflinchingly explores a surreal world where the fantastic and the mundane are never separated by more than the insubstantial thickness of a shadow.
From the murderous backstreets of New Orleans to an abandoned shipyard of the Hudson River, from sun-weary Los Angeles to a maze of dank and forgotten tunnels beneath Manhattan, these stories present a landscape at once alien and undeniably familiar.
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A Haunting, Brilliant Tale
Be advised, this book is heavy. However, Kiernan's mastery over style and atmosphere makes it a classic, and a must read for any fan of dark urban fantasy/stories with elements of supernatural horror, and each story helps paint a lurid, oppressive world that manages to encapsulate both pain and wonder perfectly.