The eight tales in this collection by Nancy Etchemendy weave great suspense with interesting plots and unusual characters. “Lunch at Etienne’s” is a story narrated by a woman who is surrounded by death but doesn’t seem to realize it. “Cat in Glass” is about a mysterious, malevolent sculpted cat that commits gruesome murders and is told from the point of view of the sculpture’s frightened and bewildered owner. There is also “The Sailor’s Bargain”, a captivating story about an orphan whose haunting dreams lead to a stark revelation of another life, and “The Lily and the Weaver’s Heart”, in which a one-eyed Jacinth dares to take her place in a cruel world by risking a journey that is usually reserved for the most able-bodied men of the culture.
Nancy Etchemendy is a science fiction writer as well as a writer of horror and fantasy. Her novels, short fiction, and poetry have been regularly published since 1980 both in the United States and abroad. Her work has earned a number of awards, among them three Bram Stoker Awards (two for children's horror), a Golden Duck Award for excellence in children's science fiction, and an International Horror Guild Award.read more
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