3 thoughts on “Fables

  1. * 3 Books For An Out Of Body Experience

    Fables begins with adults in a superstitious small town following an old wives’ tale: “take an orphan child hunting, you will return with threefold the bounty.” The orphans sneak away, and are soon not merely lost, but changed. Their cries are the “sounds of the whippoorwills. The nightingales became their mothers, and pheasants usher them to winter quarters.” Fables only becomes more surreal. A finch flies into a kitchen and helps a woman and her daughter

  2. If you carry this book around awhile like I did, the old fashioned title and hares on the cover (albeit sufferable hares, but still hares), a shoulder looker-over might think you’re reading a kids book. Thankfully, and thank Sarah Goldstein, you aren’t: Tarpaulin Sky has provided the ultimate deception for the strangeness and darkness in these flashes (all beautifully unified) therein. Let these be read slowly (indeed, they require you to do so once you start). An excellent book of flash fiction

  3. This is a delightful and amazing book. Goldstein’s “Fables” remind me more of the rather twisted and disturbing tales written by Oscar Wilde or Hans Christian Anderson than Aesop’s fables or the happy-ever-after fairy tales – but while magical in many ways, these are certainly not children’s stories! Her language is masterful, and the fables are mesmerizing and thought-provoking.

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