Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall

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Hair Side, Flesh Side is a strong first collection of speculative fiction borne out of faded manuscripts, old libraries and the memories of the past. However, it’s how Marshall sees us reconcile these ghosts with the world of the living that give her stories the weight of immediacy.
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Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.
 

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Aurora-nominated poet Helen Marshall (manuscriptgal.com) is an author, editor, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. As a Ph. D candidate at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies, she has presented widely in England, Canada and the United States on topics ranging from the width of medieval punctuation to fourteenth-century romances. In 2011, she published a collection of poetry, Skeleton Leaves, that “[took] the children’s classic, [stripped] away the flesh, and [revealed] the dark heart of Peter Pan beating beneath.” The collection was jury-selected for the Preliminary Ballot of the Bram Stoker Award for excellence in Horror, nominated for a Rhysling Award for Science Fiction Poetry and shortlisted for an Aurora Award for best Canadian speculative poem. Her poetry and fiction have been published in magazines and anthologies including The Chiaroscuro, Paper Crow, Abyss & Apex, the long-running Tesseracts series and an anthology of Lovecraftian horror.
 
Published November 15, 2012 by ChiZine Publications. 350 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by Evan Davies on Dec 14 2012

Hair Side, Flesh Side is a strong first collection of speculative fiction borne out of faded manuscripts...it’s how Marshall sees us reconcile these ghosts with the world of the living that give her stories the weight of immediacy.

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Reviewed by Evan Davies on Dec 14 2012

Hair Side, Flesh Side is a strong first collection of speculative fiction borne out of faded manuscripts, old libraries and the memories of the past. However, it’s how Marshall sees us reconcile these ghosts with the world of the living that give her stories the weight of immediacy.

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