The Midnight CircusJane Yolen
fantasy, short stories
In her newest short fiction collection, beloved fantasy author Jane Yolen’s dark side has fully emerged. Her vivid, startling, and thrilling tales and poems of the supernatural ― from icy-hearted witches to sometimes-innocent shapeshifters ― reveal a classic storyteller at the height of her powers.
“Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America” ―The New York Times
Welcome to the Midnight Circus ― and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can ― but probably should not ― transform into a wild beast. The Red Sea will be deadly to cross due to a plague of voracious angels. Meanwhile, the South Pole is no place for even a good man, regardless of whether he is living or dead.
Wicked, solemn, chilling, and droll, the circus is ready for your visit ― you just really won’t want to arrive late.