SOURDOUGH AND OTHER STORIES by Angela Slatter,With an Introduction by Robert Shearman and an Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer. Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK; Tartarus Press; 2010. 1st edition hardcover. OUT OF PRINT.
Welcome to the beautiful magic, restless passion and exquisite horror of Angela Slatter's impeccably imagined tales.
In the cathedral-city of Lodellan and its uneasy hinterland, babies are fashioned from bread, dolls are given souls and wishes granted may be soon regretted. There are ghosts who dream, men whose wings have been clipped and trolls who long for something other. Love, loss and life are elegantly dissected in Slatter's earthy yet poetic prose.
As Rob Shearman says in his Introduction: 'Sourdough and Other Stories manages to be grand and ambitious and worldbuilding-but also as intimate and focused as all good short fiction should be . . . The joy of Angela Slatter's book is that she's given us a set of fairy tales that are at once both new and fresh, and yet feel as old as storytelling itself.'
Contains: 'Introduction' by Robert Shearman, 'The Shadow Tree', 'Gallowberries', 'Little Radish', 'Dibblespin', 'The Navigator', 'The Angel Wood', 'Ash', 'The Story of Ink', 'Lost Things', 'A Good Husband', 'A Porcelain Soul', 'The Bones Remember Everything', 'Sourdough', 'Sister, Sister', 'Lavender and Lychgates', 'Under the Mountain, 'Afterword' by Jeff VanderMeer.
Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.
Publication 12th August 2010.
Sourdough is a sewn hardback of 238+viii pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w. With full-colour frontispiece and decorated boards.
Limited to 300 copies.
Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT.
1 COPY AVAILABLE.