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The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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Sep 08, 2014

really liked it

This has essentially all elements I like: (1) storymaking as horrible ward against the dark, (2) lush sea imagery comboed with ritual nudity, (3) awesome trans lady characters, (4) magical systems, (5) a jaundiced view of modern ideas. So I am obliged to love it, with some reservations about the ending--I felt like I wanted to know more about what exactly Imp had gotten out of this, exactly what the gift that EC gives her means in the end? I think it is my fault for not getting this, however, and I read this while taking a break from Infinite Jest, which means I had less patience than normal for sorting stuff out. There is also intertextuality with Angela "Love" Carter so okay aces!
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