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HAIR SIDE, FLESH SIDE by HWA Member Helen Marshall


Author: Helen Marshall

A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe.

Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshallâ s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.

‘Masterful horror. In Marshall’s dark landscapes, the metaphors are feral and they’ll turn on you in a heartbeat.’ —Mike Carey, author of The Unwritten and The Steel Seraglio

‘Stories subtle and unsettling: Helen Marshall clothes the uncanny in new flesh and then makes it bleed.’ —Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters and Stranger Things Happen

‘Hair Side, Flesh Side is a quirky, kinky treat. We havenâ t had a writer like this for a whileâ secure and erudite and sexy. I hope this book influences because we need more.’ —Tony Burgess, author of Pontypool Changes Everything and People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Release_Date: November 15, 2012
ISBN_10: 1927469244
ISBN_13: 978-1927469248

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