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Forget the Sleepless Shores: Stories

354 pages6 hours


In Forget the Sleepless Shores readers should expect to be captivated by many ghosts and spirits who inhabit brine, some from tears of heartache and loss, some from strange bodies of water, not necessarily found on the map but definitely discovered through charting a course though the perilous straits of author Sonya Taaffe's imagination, which is eerie and queer (by every definition of the word).

A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Fantasy / Science fiction / Horror!

"The magical realism of poet and fantasist Taaffe’s luscious, melancholy, and literary second collection of stories...drowns the reader in watery imagery and complex sensory landscapes while exploring the theme of mundane relationships transformed by the intrusion of the mystical and uncanny." - Publishers Weekly

"Sonya Taaffe’s writing is prose concentrate that, when reconstituted in the vehicle of your mind, leaves you fully sated, fully nourished. Savor the stories of Forget the Sleepless Shores the way you’d contemplate a long-anticipated wine: slowly, languorously, your mind volleying between sensual delight and critical appreciation. And keep savoring: Taaffe‘s unforgettable mix of poetic language, scientific precision, and microscopic analysis of human longing is simultaneously bountiful and never enough." - Carlos Hernandez

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