Bluegrass Symphony

Bluegrass Symphony

by Lisa L. Hannett
     
 
Bluegrass Symphony is the debut collection from a rising star in Australian genre fiction.

Bluegrass Symphony deals with cowboys and fallow fields, shapeshifters and rednecks, superstitions and realities in harsh prairie country-and a whole bunch of other things thrown in the mix.

In her introduction, Ann Vandermeer writes, "These stories are about more than

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Bluegrass Symphony is the debut collection from a rising star in Australian genre fiction.

Bluegrass Symphony deals with cowboys and fallow fields, shapeshifters and rednecks, superstitions and realities in harsh prairie country-and a whole bunch of other things thrown in the mix.

In her introduction, Ann Vandermeer writes, "These stories are about more than people just trying to get something from one another. These stories are about power and redemption, transformation, and sacrifice."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Australian author Hannett's first collection shows off her fondness for lush imagery, unsettling concepts, indirect prose, and multilayered plots. "Carousel" features a girl trapped in a shed by her oppressive father; her attempts to escape elicit the sympathy of unusual rescuers. "Depot to Depot" spins the tale of a trucker who takes unexpected passengers on a strange detour. "Down the Hollow" looks at the sacrifices people must make to appease the Earth and the ways such a negotiation can go wrong. The 12 stories, all but one original to this volume, push boundaries and experiment with style, form, and meaning, rarely straightforward and often hovering between fantasy and horror. By no means an easy read, this is a collection for fans of weirdness, wonder, and oft-disturbing twists. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921857010
Publisher:
Ticonderoga Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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