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World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Locus award finalist

Divided into "Tender Bodies" and "Tender Landscapes," the stories collected here in this first collection of short fiction from a rising star travel from the commonplace to the edges of reality. Some of Samatar's weird and compassionate fabulations spring from her life and literary studies; some spring from the world, some from the void.Tender explores the fragility of bodies, emotions, and landscapes, in settings that range from medieval Egypt to colonial Kenya to the stars, and the voices of those who question: children, students, servants, researchers, writers.

Tender includes two new stories, "An Account of the Land of Witches" and the Nommo Award shortlisted "Fallow."

Publisher: Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781618731265 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1618731262 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC SAMATAR SS
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 23 cm


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“Sofia Samatar writes with a clear feminist slant and social engagement, an understanding of history and the circle of the political wheel,” writes Chris Abani, recommending Samatar for Recommended Reading. “Her work leans into the traditions of Margaret Atwood (in The Edible Woman and The Handma... Read More »

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