Pretty Monsters

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 416 pages
27 Reviews
The crossover literary sensation...now in paperback!

Through the lens of Kelly Link's vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. From the multiple award- winning "The Faery Handbag," in which a teenager's grandmother carries an entire village (or is it a man-eating dog?) in her handbag, to the near-future of "The Surfer," whose narrator (a soccer-playing skeptic) waits with a planeload of refugees for the aliens to arrive, these ten stories are funny and full of unexpected insights and skewed perspectives on the world. Kelly Link's fans range from Michael Chabon to Peter Buck of R.E.M. to Holly Black of Spiderwick Chronicles fame. Now teens can have their world rocked too!
 

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

This collection of weird tales for juveniles, or perhaps young adults, has a few clever ideas and reads easily, but the little magic Link achieves is surface magic at best. As an adult, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - JonArnold - LibraryThing

Link has a wonderful knack with short stories; these all feel like satisfying shorter segments of longer narratives which tell perfectly satisfying stories that somehow don’t fully resolve themselves ... Read full review

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Contents

THE WIZARDS OF PERFIL
MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS
THE SPECIALISTS
THE SURFER
THE CONSTABLE OF ABAL
PRETTY MONSTERS
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (www.lcrw.net).

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