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Pretty Monsters

by Kelly Link

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month

LoveReading View on Pretty Monsters

Dazzling and unlikely stories disturb and delight in this hugely original collection. Fantasy, horror and just plain mischief jostle together in the ten stories which kick off with what happens when Miles digs up the wrong grave to recover the poems he wrote to his dead girl friend revealing an altogether different girl instead. Be prepared for more uncomfortable shocks in this stunning collection of stories.

 

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Pretty Monsters Synopsis

Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humor.

Pretty Monsters Press Reviews

'Funny, moving, tender, brave and dangerous. She is unique, and should be declared a national treasure, and possibly surrounded at all times by a cordon of armed marines.' Neil Gaiman

'Intoxicating. These stories will come alive, put on zoot suits, and wrestle you to the ground. They want you and you will be theirs.' Alice Sebold

'Link's stories play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and JK Rowling.' Time magazine

'Wonderfully odd and original [and] very scary indeed.' Sarah Waters

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ISBN: 9781406330298
Publication date: 05/07/2010
Publisher: Walker Canongate an imprint of Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847677846
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406330298
Publication date: 5th July 2010
Author: Kelly Link
Publisher: Walker Canongate an imprint of Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
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About Kelly Link

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She once won a free trip around the world by answering the question, 'Why do you want to go around the world?' ('Because you can't go through it.')

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