BONE MOTHER

BONE MOTHER

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LONG--LISTED FOR THE 2017 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE!Good Children Do Taste BetterThree neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for thelast of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe.Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicatetheir kind?and with the ruthless Night Policedescending upon their sanctuary?they tell theirstories and confront their destinies.The Rusalka, the beautiful vengeful water spiritwho lives in lakes and ponds and lures men andchildren to their deaths;The Strigoi, a revenant who feasts on blood andtwists the minds of those who love, serve andshelter him;And the Bone Mother, a skeletal crone with ironteeth who lurks in her house in the heart of thewoods, and cooks and eats those who fail hervexing challenges.Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, theseincisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirensand seers?and the mortals who live at their sideand in their thrall?will chill your marrow andtear at your heart.
Publisher: ChiZine Publications 2017
ISBN: 9781771484213
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 300 p

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