You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: wonder stories

You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: wonder stories

by Alex Jeffers
     
 

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"The stories compliment yet satisfyingly differ from each other, the atmospheres are like different-colour palettes. Jeffers can be cruel, pragmatic, tender, sweet, funny, sexy, and devastating. The stories, and their underlying themes and currents, linger. A most collectable collection." --Tanith Lee, award-winning fantasy author

"This collection of 10

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"The stories compliment yet satisfyingly differ from each other, the atmospheres are like different-colour palettes. Jeffers can be cruel, pragmatic, tender, sweet, funny, sexy, and devastating. The stories, and their underlying themes and currents, linger. A most collectable collection." --Tanith Lee, award-winning fantasy author

"This collection of 10 linked stories presents a curious but engrossing blend of cultures, sexualities, and gender identities in worlds where magic is both ethereal and ever-present.... Jeffers (The Abode of Bliss) has an elevated writing style that fits snugly with the stories' subtle but persistent titular wonder." --Publishers Weekly

Named one of the 2013 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association!

An American teenager meets Adonis on a sailing cruise off the coast of Turkey. A merchant of the Silk Road encounters a dog—and a brother—from another world. An old lady on a distant planet attempts to help her great-grandson grow up in a world that will soon forget women ever existed. A Massachusetts boy refuses to visit fairyland. Another American teenager on vacation encounters three fallen angels and is transformed.

Alex Jeffers's first collection of fantastical stories is a treacherous box of delights that was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award!

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Publishers Weekly
This collection of 10 linked stories presents a curious but engrossing blend of cultures, sexualities, and gender identities in worlds where magic is both ethereal and ever-present. In “Firooz and His Brother, “ caravan trader Firooz discovers an abandoned baby and adopts him. Haider grows up with a special ability to grant Firooz a gift the elder man believed he could never have. Haider makes a delightful second appearance in “Haider and His Dog.” In “Jannicke’s Cat,” the rediscovery of an old toy cat in a world where all the cats have died and girls are no longer born sparks a chain of events that demonstrates how important women truly are. In “Liam and the Wild Fairy,” Liam—whose adolescence brought a unique hypersensitivity to smells and other stimuli—meets a disturbingly familiar supernatural creature. Jeffers (The Abode of Bliss) has an elevated writing style that fits snugly with the stories’ subtle but persistent titular wonder. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044751439
Publisher:
Lethe Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
286 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alex Jeffers is author of Safe as Houses, a novel, and The New People, a science-fiction novella. His many works of short fiction have appeared in magazines including North American Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Fantasy & Science Fiction, —-Brane SF, and Icarus; and in anthologies such as New Dimensions (#s 6, 8, 9, 10, 12), Universe (new series, #s 2 & 3), Men on Men (#s 3 & 7), Best Gay Erotica 1996, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009, and Wilde Stories 2009.

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