The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (Paperback)Kirsty Logan (author)
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Winner of the Scott Prize
Winner of the 2015 Polari First Book Prize
Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection
The Herald: Book of the Year 2014
Shortlisted for the 2014 Green Carnation Prize
Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world. On the island of Skye, an antlered girl and a tiger-tailed boy resolve never to be friends - but can they resist their unique connection? In an alternative 19th-century Paris, a love triangle emerges between a man, a woman, and a coin-operated boy. A teenager deals with his sister's death by escaping from their tiny Scottish island - but will she let him leave? In 1920s New Orleans, a young girl comes of age in her mother's brothel. Some of these stories are radical retellings of classic tales, some are modern-day fables, but all explore substitutions for love.
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
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“A gorgeous new talent”
If I was writing a word cloud to describe this collection it would say: exquisite, romantic, steampunk, vibrant, fresh, imaginative, feisty, beautiful.
A great collection of stories! Very nice to see lots of LGBT characters in there. And the writing and imagery is as beautiful as the rest of Logan's work.
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