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Mistresses of the dark : 25 macabre tales by master storytellers

Author: Stefan R Dziemianowicz; Denise Little; Robert E Weinberg
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2002.
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The dark side of life lurks just around the corner from the safe avenues of the familiar. In Mistresses of the Dark, twenty-five leading female writers dare to stray from the path of the ordinary and venture into the shadows. Nadine Gordimer imagines a nightmare relationship between a father and son. Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor conjure grim Gothic visions of private desperation. Specters of loss haunt tales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan R Dziemianowicz; Denise Little; Robert E Weinberg
ISBN: 0760734534 9780760734537 0760710023 9780760710029
OCLC Number: 52193301
Description: xii, 543 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: selected by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Denise Little, and Robert Weinberg.

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The dark side of life lurks just around the corner from the safe avenues of the familiar. In Mistresses of the Dark, twenty-five leading female writers dare to stray from the path of the ordinary and venture into the shadows. Nadine Gordimer imagines a nightmare relationship between a father and son. Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor conjure grim Gothic visions of private desperation. Specters of loss haunt tales by Alison Lurie and A. S. Byatt, and an atmosphere of unease blows through stories by Shirley Jackson and Doris Lessing. The contributors include a Nobel laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and recipients of the Booker Prize and the National Book Award.

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