Bluegrass Symphony

ChiZine Publications
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Nominated for a World Fantasy Award, Bluegrass Symphony is Lisa L. Hannett’s debut collection. In these twelve stories, shapeshifting is both a bootlegger’s skill and a twig-wife’s cruel punishment. Desperate deals are brokered between woodsmen and minotaurs, fae creatures and midwives, soul-smoking mayors and pegasus-riding delivery girls—for safety, as well as selfishness. These are tales of the superstitions, dreams, nightmares and realities of life in harsh prairie country, trailer parks, and deep woods teeming with wolves. They tell of revenants and cowboys, pageant queens and rednecks, soothsaying fowl and talking squirrels—and the magic that draws such strange folk together.
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About the author

Lisa L. Hannett has had over 70 short stories appear in venues including Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, Apex, The Dark and Year’s Best anthologies in Australia, Canada and the US. She has won four Aurealis Awards, including Best Collection for her first book, Bluegrass Symphony, which was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Her first novel, Lament for the Afterlife, was published by CZP in 2015. A new collection of short stories, Little Digs, is coming out in August 2019. You can find her online at www.lisahannett.com and on Twitter @LisaLHannett.

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ChiZine Publications
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Published on
Apr 30, 2019
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Pages
188
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ISBN
9781771484664
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Magical Realism
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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