Black Glass

by Karen Joy Fowler
Release date: 1997
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, mainstream, short stories
Tags: world fantasy award

Carry Nation is on the loose again, breaking up discos, smashing topless bars, radicalizing women as she preaches clean living to men more intent on booze and babes. As for Mrs. Gulliver, her patience with her long-voyaging Lemuel is wearing thin: money is short and the kids can't even remember what their dad looks like. And what of Tonto, the ever-faithful companion, turning forty without so much as a birthday phone call from that masked man?

In fifteen short fictions, Karen Joy Fowler turns accepted norms inside out and fairy tales upside down, pushing us to reconsider all our unquestioned verities and proving once more that she is among our most subversive writers of fiction. Filled with imaginative virtuosity, replete with wicked insights and cunning conceits, Black Glass delivers everything readers have come to expect of her fiction.

Contents:

  • Black Glass
  • Contention
  • Shimbara
  • The Elizabeth Complex
  • Go Back
  • The Travails
  • Lieserl
  • Letters From Home
  • Duplicity
  • The Faithful Companion at Forty
  • The Brew
  • Lily Red
  • The Black Fairy's Curse
  • The View from Venus: A Case Study
  • Game Night at the Fox and Goose
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