Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rachel Swirsky's Through the Drowsy Dark

Now that we're in the run-up to WisCon, the books Aqueduct will be launching at WisCon are starting to arrive here from the printer. The latest is Rachel Swirsky's Through the Drowsy Dark: Short Fiction & Poetry, the 27th volume of our Conversation Pieces series, now available through Aqueduct's website.

Through the Drowsy Dark collects ten stories and nine poems by Nebula-, Locus- and Hugo-Award nominee Rachel Swirsky, “a terrific writer who’s been making a name for herself with a string of intelligent, perceptive stories,” as critic Jonathan Strahan characterizes her. In Through the Drowsy Dark, Swirsky’s characters struggle with too much and too little emotional control, with heartbreak, with grief that has gone deep underground; they search for nothingness, for difference, for oneness. One commits a terrible crime because she believes it’s the moral thing to do, while another digs up a dead dog because the very thought of kissing it on the lips makes her clitoris throb. Swirsky’s explorations of the heart and mind are fearless—and dangerous fictions indeed.

You can buy a copy now, here.

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