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An award-winning debut story collection by Karin Tidbeck, author of Amatka and heir to Borges, Le Guin, and Lovecraft.

A child is born in a tin can. A switchboard operator finds himself in hell. Three corpulent women float somewhere beyond time. Welcome to the weird world of Karin Tidbeck, the visionary Swedish author of literary sci-fi, speculative fiction, and mind-bending fantasy who has captivated readers around the world. Originally published by the tiny press Cheeky Frawg--the passion project of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer-- Jagannath has been celebrated by readers and critics alike, with rave reviews from major outlets and support from lauded peers like China Mi#65533;ville and even Ursula K. Le Guin herself. These are stories in which fairies haunt quiet towns, and an immortal being discovers the nature of time--stories in which anything is possible.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781101973974 (Vintage Books trade paperback)
1101973978 (Vintage Books trade paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC TIDBECK SS
Characteristics: xiv, 161 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 21, 2018

Very strange, very unsettling, very good stories that are like dark contemporary fairy tales, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman and Angela Carter. Weird tales might be a more accurate description. From Sweden.

multcolib_susannel Jul 30, 2018

These unique stories are unsettling and thought-provoking. They ask the question: what if the world was completely different than what we think it is? Or what if there isn't one world but many?

May 17, 2017

Devoured this anthology in just a handful of days. If you enjoy Fantastic fiction that straddles the boundary between true magic and illusion, this book is for you. (Fun fact, a UofO alumni contributed to the creation of this book, so support local ;) )

Nov 24, 2013

There are some incredible stories here. As with most collections, there are some that weren't for me, but mostly, this was a wonderful read. The stories stayed in my mind for awhile.

Jul 07, 2013

An excellent collection of folkloric short stories with a modern voice.

Mar 11, 2013

Read it for Beatrice, Rebecka, Who is Arvid Pekon?, Augusta Prima, and Aunts.


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