This an anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous and beautiful tales features work by:
Camille Alexa, “The Skin of Her Skin”
Matthew Bennardo, “The Fish-Wife’s Tale”
Polenth Blake, “Thwarting the Fiends”
Shay Darrach, “I Know a Secret”
Amanda C. Davis, “O How the Wet Folk Sing”
Paul A. Dixon, “One Let Go”
And one I know I will be re-reading again and again.
Especially, my favorite of the 33 stories within, *The Skin of Her Skin* by Camille Alexa. And though I'm sure I will expand on it later, in brief I will tell you that my Leisa-boo and I now make use of the word bjarga on as many occasions as possible! Just because we both love to say it!
*I hope to write a better, longer review, eventually.
Edit: Here is the LONG, LONG review of the anthology.
After reading Cthulhurotica, the first editorial work by Carrie Cuinn I had encountered, I knew I had found an editor I’d follow into any and every project she would involve herself in. Why? It’s fairly simple. Cuinn doesn’t edit, but rather throws hersel ...more
Mannetje, mannetje Timpe Te,
botje, botje in de zee,
mijn vrouwtje die heet Ilsebil,
ze wil niet zoals ik wil.
Van de Visser en Zijn Vrouw in De Sprookjes van Grimm,
Van Holkema & Warendorf, 1984
O man of the sea!
Come listen to me,
For Alice my wife,
The plague of my life,
Hath sent me to beg a boon of thee!
The Fisherman and His Wife in Grimms' Fairy Tales.
Puffin Books, 1971
Before I started this blogging lark, if you'd come to me and said 'Listen in three years you will read a short story anthology fill ...more
This book basically contains an entire series of anthologies about fish. It's a simple and broad theme, really, but one that I found to be effective.
Some of the anthologies include the classic tale of the fisherman and his wife, magical fishes and a self-absorbed eel. Basically, everything fish. It has mythology, fai ...more
As an academic, she holds degrees in Fine Art and History of Art, w ...more