The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling


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Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature—and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's third “mythic” anthology. The Coyote Road features a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character. These authors include Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Old Magic), and Jane Yolen. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantastic fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670061945
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/19/2007
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.71(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Ellen Datlow lives in New York City. Terri Windling divides her time between Tucson, Arizona, and Devon, England. Charles Vess lives in Abingdon, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface   Ellen Datlow   Terri Windling     1
Introduction   Terri Windling     5
One Odd Shoe   Pat Murphy     27
Coyote Woman   Carolyn Dunn     49
Wagers of Gold Mountain   Steve Berman     54
The Listeners   Nina Kiriki Hoffman     82
Realer Than You   Christopher Barzak     108
The Fiddler of Bayou Teche   Delia Sherman     131
A Tale for the Short Days   Richard Bowes     157
Friday Night at St. Cecilia's   Ellen Klages     180
The Fortune-Teller   Patricia A. McKillip     204
How Raven Made His Bride   Theodora Goss     215
Crow Roads   Charles de Lint     219
The Chamber Music of Animals   Katherine Vaz     245
Uncle Bob Visits   Caroline Stevermer     267
Uncle Tompa   Midori Snyder     280
Cat of the World   Michael Cadnum     284
Honored Guest   Ellen Kushner     293
Always the Same Story   Elizabeth E. Wein     317
The Senorita and the Cactus Thorn   Kim Antieau     336
Black Rock Blues   Will Shetterly     348
The Constable of Abal   Kelly Link     374
A Reversal of Fortune   Holly Black     418
God Clown   Carol Emshwiller     437
The Other Labyrinth   Jedediah Berry     450
The Dreaming Wind   Jeffrey Ford     465
Kwaku Anansi Walks the World's Web   Jane Yolen     486
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change   Kij Johnson     489
Further Reading     519
About the Editors     524
About the Illustrator     526

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clif_hiker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent! I don't usually read short story collections, but I picked this book up about a year ago and have been reading a story or two out of it every so often. Coyote is one of my favorite mythic creatures. These stories do him/her justice. Some are tragic (the last story about the talking dogs was one of the best and terribly disturbing), some are hilarious, and some are just jaw-droppingly excellent. Highly recommended!