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 - Goodreads
Three pages into the first story, and I already LOVE this book! These stories are so beautifully written. They are a creepy slow burn. You have a feeling of dread that never gets quite relieved. There ... Read full review
Review: Hair Side, Flesh SideUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
Deeply strange things occur in these stories and because the people that populate them adapt so quickly, they themselves seem darker, not the types of people we would trust to be alone with in a ... Read full review