White Cat, Black Dog

Kelly Link


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Head of Zeus
30 March 2023
ISBN: 9781804548400
272 pages

From the publisher

Seven modern fairytales from Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Shaun Tan. Leaving behind the enchanted castles, deep, dark woods and gingerbread cottages of fairytales for airport waiting rooms, alien planets and a cannabis farm run by a team of hospitable cats, White Cat, Black Dog offers a fresh take on the stories that you thought you knew. Here you'll find stoner students, failing actors and stranded professors questing for love, revenge or even just a sense of purpose. Poised on the edges between magic, modernity and mundanity, White Cat, Black Dog will delight, beguile, occasionally horrify, and remind you once again of why Kelly Link is incomparable in the realm of short fiction. Don't stray from the path! Not without Kelly Link as your guide. 'Magically transporting' Salon 'Liable to linger in your mind' Today 'Joyful... awe-inspiring' Jessamine Chan 'Contains all the good stuff' Bustle 'Enchanting' Publishers Weekly 'Wondrous' Stephen Graham Jones 'This book is sublime' Emma Straub 'Enchanting... unsettling' Kiersten White 'Glorious and bewitching' Clare Beams Tales you live inside' Victor Lavalle 'Luminous... surreal' Kate Mascarenhas