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Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice

Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice

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by Eugie Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607620111

ISBN-13: 2901607620111

Pub. Date: 07/05/2009

Publisher: Eugie Foster

"Whimsy and malice­--yes­--also mystery, a very female sensuality, and wit. An elegant and entertaining book."

--Ursula K. Le Guin

"The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny, and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it."

--Patricia A.

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"Whimsy and malice­--yes­--also mystery, a very female sensuality, and wit. An elegant and entertaining book."

--Ursula K. Le Guin

"The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny, and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it."

--Patricia A. McKillip

"Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore . . . Readers who long for a break from European medieval fantasy will be charmed and entertained by Foster's tales."

--Publishers Weekly

Enchantment, peril and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor's palace to the humble teahouse of a peasant village. In these dozen stories of adventure and magic from the Orient, a maiden encounters an oni demon in the forest, a bride discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, a samurai must appease his sister's angry ghost, strange luck is found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony.

A striking debut collection from Eugie Foster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901607620111
Publisher:
Eugie Foster
Publication date:
07/05/2009
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
212

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Returning My Sister's Face: and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Stylish and lovely.
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Scott_M_Sandridge More than 1 year ago
Eugie Foster's writing style contains a near-poetic flow that'll keep you reading from start to finish. And when it comes to characterization and plot and so forth, her stories never disappoint.