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Christopher Barzak
Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which was recently made into the Sundance Feature Film, "Jamie Marks is Dead" (to be released August, 29, 2014). His second book, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree... show more

Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which was recently made into the Sundance Feature Film, "Jamie Marks is Dead" (to be released August, 29, 2014). His second book, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards. His most recent books are Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Collection, 2013. His next novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, will be published by Knopf in 2015. He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English in suburban and rural communities outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University. http://christopherbarzak.com
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Birth date: July 21, 1975
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pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 3 years ago
Hit or miss, with no one story knocking my socks off, but enough with enough meat that I read almost all of them. I skipped the 2 longest that had the most poetic, flowery language.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 3 years ago
Anthology. As I was reading this book there seemed to be a theme of rollerskating lesbians but then I found out there were some other stories interspersed. I wonder if that was initially what the publisher were going for but then needed extra stories to fill it out. The average rating is 3.33 stars....
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
Theoretically I should love queer YA with supernatural elements, but the plot was just so dreary. The majority of the book just plodded in circles, which I guess was thematically appropriate or something, but didn't make for exciting reading. The romance was basically One True Love and once the trop...
From Lea Silhol's library
From Lea Silhol's library rated it 6 years ago
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
I liked the other volume better. I can't figure out if it is because I'm a woman or because it was simply better. However, there a few essays that are worth it, like the one about Jack and the Beanstalk. If you like Neil Gaiman and/or Jeff Vandermeer, you should know each has an essay in this.
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