The Complete Butcher's Tales by Rikki Ducornet

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In the fantastic tradition of Borges, Bruno Schulz, Angela Carter, and H. P. Lovecarft, here are nearly sixty unforgettable stories that ignore the confines of space and time to offer, among other times and places: a cabinet of curiosities in contemporary Cairo, an alchemical ceiling in 18th-century Naples, the hallucinatory inner worlds of psychotics, anthropomorphic planets, and an Old West ruled by necromancy. Thirty of these tales were published in a limited edition by a small Canadian publisher in 1980. This expanded, revised edition collects the complete short stories of one of the most imaginative writers of our time.

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Rikki Ducornet teaches writing at the University of Denver.
Published April 1, 1994 by Dalkey Archive Press. 162 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Other long stories are ``Missy'' (a psychotic little girl enacts the symbolic death of a schoolmate by eviscerating and quartering Gossey, ``a small brown, rabbittish'' toy) and ``Outer Space'' (Boo tries to foresee his disturbed mother's moods yet also lead a normal childhood).

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