Fen

Fen

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Book - 2017
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Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with familiar instincts, with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt. This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a well what?
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781555977740
155597774X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Johnson
Characteristics: vii, 192 pages ; 21 cm

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If you liked The Lighthouse Keeper, by Daisy Johnson, you might enjoy more of her short stories compiled in this collection.


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Apr 12, 2018

This is an assortment of stories with foxes, fish, women, changes, many boots and smells, and many outsiders trying to fit in to an environment that stays unyielding in its otherness. Transformations, hints of witchcraft and magic, and so many odd behaviors abound, but the author manages a serenity as if "This is normal" is being projected with just enough confidence to make others almost believe it.

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