The early-20th-century Ukrainian author harnesses all the blood and bleakness of old tales, giving us autonomous body parts, transmogrification and a man compelled to bite his own elbow.
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Valente has created her own “mythpunk” genre, weaving together steampunk, mythology and folklore; her still-in-progress Fairyland series follows the adventures of a young Nebraskan girl who, after meeting the Green Wind, travels to a magical land. For a taste, read a novella set in the same world here.
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An adventure tale through Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Aira’s small hilarious novel begins when a seamstress is kidnapped and the wild Southern wind falls in love with her.
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If the title weren’t enticing enough, this collection delights in reinventing classic stories, featuring authors like Michael Cunningham, Kelly Link, Lydia Millet and Neil Gaiman.
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