From the acclaimed author of Safe as Houses and The Abode of Bliss, ten wondrous tales of yesterday, today, and tomorrow--of our familiar world and others. An American teenager meets Adonis on a sailing cruise off the coast of Turkey. A merchant of the Silk Road encounters an odd dog--and a brother--from another world. An old lady on a distant planet attempts to help her great-grandson grow up in a world that will soon forget women ever existed. A Massachusetts boy refuses an offer to visit fairyland. Another American teenager on vacation encounters three fallen angels and is transformed. Alex Jeffers's first collection of fantastical stories is a treacherous box of delights.
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Alex Jeffers has published one full-length novel, Safe as Houses; two short novels, Do You Remember Tulum? and The New People; and a novel-length story sequence, The Abode of Bliss; as well as many works of short fiction in multiple genres. A recovering Californian, he lives in New England with two grumpy cats and thinks often about relocating to more salubrious climes.Review:
''The stories compliment yet satisfyingly differ from each other, the atmospheres are like different-colour palettes. Jeffers can be cruel, pragmatic, tender, sweet, funny, sexy, and devastating. The stories, and their underlying themes and currents, linger. A most collectable collection.'' --Tanith Lee, award-winning fantasy author
''This collection of 10 linked stories presents a curious but engrossing blend of cultures, sexualities, and gender identities in worlds where magic is both ethereal and ever-present.... Jeffers (The Abode of Bliss) has an elevated writing style that fits snugly with the stories' subtle but persistent titular wonder.'' --Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Lethe Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1590211030
Book Description Lethe Pr, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 196 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1590211030