Skeleton Leaves

by Helen Marshall
Release date: 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror

A poetry collection.

“Helen Marshall’s sinister and elegant vision permeates this beautiful book, leaving the reader feeling like they have somehow been transported to Neverland and back, bringing with them the shades of lost boys and their spectral mothers, trailing words flying from between dark stars. Gorgeous and heartbreaking.” — Sandra Kasturi, author of The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books, 2007) and Come Late to the Love of Birds forthcoming from Tightrope Books

“With Ondaatje-like resonance and attention to detail, Marshall explores the fatal attraction between a boy who never grows up and a pirate in love with his own death, the deforming ideals of motherhood and the sad similarities between adulthood and Alzheimer’s.” — Gemma Files, author of The Hexslinger Series (ChiZine Publications, 2011) and The Worm in Every Heart (Prime Books, 2006)

(updated 2013-08-05)

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