Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Storiesby Elizabeth Hand
Widely praised and widely read, Elizabeth Hand is regarded as one of America's leading literary fantasists. This new collection (an expansion of the limited-release Bibliomancy, which won the World Fantasy Award in 2005) showcases a wildly inventive author at the height of her powers. Included in this collection are "The Least Trumps," in which a lonely women reaches out to the world through symbols, tattooing, and the Tarot, and "Pavane for a Prince of the Air," where neo-pagan rituals bring a recently departed soul to something very different than eternal rest. Written in the author's characteristic poetic prose and rich with the details of traumatic lives that are luminously transformed, Saffron and Brimstone is a worthy addition to an outstanding career.
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Elizabeth Hand (born 1957) is an American writer.
Photo: Elizabeth Hand at Finncon 2007 in Jyväskylä, Finland - July 2007. Photo author: Mikko Aarnio. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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