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Sleight of Hand - Peter S. Beagle
Sleight of Hand
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Abundant with tales of quiet heroism, life-changing decisions, and determined searches for deep answers, this extraordinary collection of contemporary fantasy explores the realms between this world and the next. From the top of the Berlin Wall to the depths of the darkest seas, gods and monsters... show more
Abundant with tales of quiet heroism, life-changing decisions, and determined searches for deep answers, this extraordinary collection of contemporary fantasy explores the realms between this world and the next. From the top of the Berlin Wall to the depths of the darkest seas, gods and monsters battle their enemies and innermost fears, yet mere mortals make the truly difficult choices. A slightly regretful author and a vengeful-but-dilapidated dragon square off over an abandoned narrative; the children of the Shark God demand painful truths from their chronically absent father; and a bereaved women sacrifices herself to change one terrible moment, effortlessly reversed by a shuffle of the deck. Whether melancholic, comedic, or deeply tragic, each new tale is suffused with misdirection and discovery, expressed in the rich and mesmerizing voice of a masterful storyteller.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781616960049 (1616960043)
ASIN: 1616960043
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
5.0 Fantastic
I adore Peter Beagle's writing. It always evokes something in me, whether it be joy, or sadness, or nostalgia. A few of the stories in this turned out to be tales I loved to some degree, and it's weird that I read this right after Kabu Kabu, since it became my favorite short story collec.rtion that ...
Death by Books
Death by Books rated it
That I'm giving five stars to a collection of short stories should be an indication to anyone who knows me at all that "Sleight of Hand" is quite excellent - I just don't usually like short stories. I know, from reading what Mr. Beagle has written about his writing, that a lot of his work is painst...
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it
4.0
Three and a half starsAn interesting collection, a couple up to Beagle's highest works and his characteristic haunting, sorrowful tone. Most are previously published in magazines or short story collections. A couple read more like writing exercises; the are polished in their own way but don't really...
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