The Unfinished World: And Other Stories

The Unfinished World: And Other Stories

by Amber Sparks

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Overview

A Washington Post Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Selection

One of Electric Literature’s Best Short Story Collections of the Year

A highly anticipated collection of wildly imaginative short stories from “one of contemporary fiction’s true mad scientists” (Necessary Fiction).


In the weird and wonderful tradition of Kelly Link and Karen Russell, Amber Sparks’s dazzling new collection bursts forth with stories that render the apocalyptic and otherworldly hauntingly familiar. In “The Cemetery for Lost Faces,” two orphans translate their grief into taxidermy, artfully arresting the passage of time. The anchoring novella, “The Unfinished World,” unfurls a surprising love story between a free and adventurous young woman and a dashing filmmaker burdened by a mysterious family. Sparks’s stories—populated with sculptors, librarians, astronauts, and warriors—form a veritable cabinet of curiosities. Mythical, bizarre, and deeply moving, The Unfinished World and Other Stories heralds the arrival of a major writer and illuminates the search for a brief encounter with the extraordinary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631490903
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/25/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 766,221
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Amber Sparks is the author of The Unfinished World, and her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

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