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With Her Body presents three pieces of short fiction by the Nebula-, Lambda-, and Tiptree-award winning Nicola Griffith. Intense stories about hope, joy, the body, mainly joy and the body--feeling the world on our skin, the place where Us and Not-Us meet. Nicola Griffith writes about being as well as doing--about life and love and the fears that keep us from having what we ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Aqueduct Press
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Althea Ann
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've loved Nicola Griffith's writing since her first, Nebula-award-winning book, Ammonite, and have read all of her novels up until her most recent, 'Hild' - which I'm on the waitlist for at the library. I can't say how very delighted I am at the amount of mainstream attention and success it looks like 'Hild' is getting - Griffith well-deserves it. But, while I'm waiting, I got this brief collection of 3 short stories.

Each of these stories fully deserves 5 stars. While each is a unique and very
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As always I immersed myself in the lush, enticing prose with which Nicola
Griffith paints each story. These shorts were each unique and satisfying.
Few authors can captivate my senses in the same manner and I willingly yield.
"Yaguara" felt almost mythical.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful exotic stories
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Yaguara" is the best of the three stories collected, and I'm really glad it survived my education with race without becoming horrible. Or I think so, anyway -- the story is mostly about two white women (one archeologist, one photographer) exploring Mayan ruins, but the "mysterious" were-jaguar Mayans are actually taking calculated and successful steps to prevent their own "discovery" as anything unusual (i.e., they protect their own culture--and intellectual property--very adeptly), and the pot ...more
Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm not one for short stories, but they are growing on me. Griffith's stories are particularly interesting as they are female oriented science fiction. There are virtually no men in these stories and the societies are notably different and remarkably similar despite the absence of the male gender. The final story, "Yaguara" even demonstrates a ritualized violence in a predominantly female society, a notion you don't get with most 'female utopia' stories. It's good, really good.
Jan 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have rarely been as fascinated as I was reading these three stories. Absolutely fantastic!
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Nicola Griffith has won the Washington State Book Award twice, the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the World Fantasy Award, Premio Italia, six Lambda Literary Awards, and others. She is also the co-editor of the Bending the Landscape series of anthologies. Her newest novels are Hild and So Lucky. Her Aud Torvingen novels are soonn to be rereleased in new editions. She lives in ...more

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