Hair Side, Flesh Side
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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Review: Hair Side, Flesh SideUser Review - Nicholas Kaufmann - Goodreads
Surreal, literate, and filled with existential longing, this debut collection of stories by Marshall masterfully fuses the fantastic to the emotions of our everyday lives. Marshall's prose is ... Read full review
Review: Hair Side, Flesh SideUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
I'm almost glad I didn't win this on the Goodreads Giveaways, because then I'd have to leave an actual review, and I don't think I can do that. This book was wonderfully creepy, it sent chills through ... Read full review