22 Jul

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers 73 pages
Originally published in an Anthology (Stories) 2010
Locus Award and the Shirley Jackson Award
Hard cover First Edition Novelette
Adult fantasy fiction

It’s quiet here, in my writing room, save for the rhythmic sounds of a night Trawler’s siren as it murmurs through the window open to a grey-blue night. I am here basking in the afterglow of a book I don’t quite know how to describe. A book written in the first person of a dark and haunting journey into an otherworld. A book of two men caught-up in their own personal sorrows, until fate intervenes.

Before I knew what had happened, the last page was turned. And, in a slow melancholic cadence, I flipped that last page back and forth unbelieving that the magic was over; unbelieving a most befitting end to a most unspeakable sadness. And just like that, it was done. Just like that.

All I can think of now is something whispered by one of my fellow book-bloggers: “stunning”.

Illustrated by Eddie Campbell 2014





  1. FictionFan July 23, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

    Lovely review – delighted you enjoyed the experience as much as I did! And thanks for the link… 🙂

  2. Lady Fancifull July 23, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

    Lovely review, Wordman!

  3. WORDMAN July 23, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

    Thank you Lady and Fan for your comments. I did indeed enjoy this book!

  4. Lady Fancifull July 23, 2014 at 8:59 p07 #

    You make us collectively sound like a piece of fine art!

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