Introduction by Robert Shearman. Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer. Cover art by Stephen J. Clark.
World Fantasy Award nominee 2011.
Welcome to the beautiful magic, restless passion and exquisite horror of Angela Slatter's impeccably imagined tales.
In the cathedral-city of Lodellan and its uneasy hinterland, babies are fashioned from bread, dolls are given souls and wishes granted may be soon regretted. There are ghosts who dream, men whose wings have been clipped and trolls who long for something other. Love, loss and life are elegantly dissected in Slatter's earthy yet poetic prose.
As Rob Shearman says in his Introduction: 'Sourdough and Other Stories manages to be grand and ambitious and worldbuilding – but also as intimate and focused as all good short fiction should be... The joy of Angela Slatter's book is that she's given us a set of fairy tales that are at once both new and fresh, and yet feel as old as storytelling itself.'
- Introduction by Robert Shearman
- The Shadow Tree
- Little Radish
- The Navigator
- The Angel Wood
- The Story of Ink
- Lost Things
- A Good Husband
- A Porcelain Soul
- The Bones Remember Everything
- Sister, Sister
- Lavender and Lychgates
- Under the Mountain
- Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Angela Slatter is a writer based in Brisbane, Australia. Primarily working in the field of speculative fiction, she has focused on short stories since deciding to pursue writing in 2005, when she undertook a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing. Since then she has completed a number of short stories, many of which were included in her two compilations, Sourdough and Other Stories (2010) and The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales (2010).