Hair Side, Flesh Side

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Harper Collins, Nov 15, 2012 - Fiction - 300 pages
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A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe. Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.

  

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The author's writing style however, is simply sublime. - Goodreads
... she hits you with the ending. - Goodreads
A brilliant new writer to follow. - Goodreads

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Disturbing, Elegant and Creepy Here's the thing about anthologies, and about attempts to review, describe or comment on anthologies - well intentioned blurbers and reviewers give you one sentence ... Read full review

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User Review  - M Griffin - Goodreads

Many of the stories in Hair Side, Flesh Side, the debut collection of Canadian weird fantasist Helen Marshall, focus on books, libraries and manuscripts. Hair Side, Flesh Side presents a nice mix of ... Read full review

Contents

BLESSED
SANDITION
THE OLD AND THE
NO GHOSTS IN LONDON
PIECES OF BROKEN THINGS
THE MOUTH OPEN
LINES OF AFFECTION
HOLDING PATTERN
ETERNAL THINGS
Ejorum gratia est hoc opusculum
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Helen Marshall’s debut collection Hair Side, Flesh Side earned her praise as “the new face of horror” (January Magazine). Her work has been nominated for the Aurora Award from the Canadian Society of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association, and the Sydney J. Bounds Award from the British Fantasy Society, which she won in 2013.

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