Finalist, 2019 North Street Book Prize
A young woman sleeps, alone but for her daughter, who dreams of using her hair to escape confinement.
In the midst of a fight for survival, a tree meets its match.
A mermaid falls in love with a prince made of stone.
Parents, hungry for their own children, call upon the Pied Piper.
Drawing from fairy tales, mythology, and the Bible, the eleven stories in this volume mix fantasy, experimental fiction, and horror, challenging the reader to explore new versions of some of literature’s most familiar tales. In Lentils in Black Rice, marrying a prince might not always bring happiness, wolves and girls can be each other’s saviors, and the worst demons might be sprung from our own minds.
Stories in this volume include...
Lentils in Black Rice
Ru and Wolf
Galatea in Love
At the Feast *
The Juniper Tree: A Love Story ^
Luna e Talia
* Unpublished elsewhere
^ Takes place in Colandaria