Fen: Stories by Daisy Johnson


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“Daisy Johnson’s Fen is a totally captivating book of short stories that read almost like fairy tales — horrible, beautiful, and unapologetically wild. Her prose (unlike the swampy liminal space she makes her kingdom) is lush and vibrant; think Angela Carter’s writing in The Bloody Chamber. This collection is as enthralling as any folklore, an earthy and electric read.” – Terry

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Daisy Johnson’s Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich, brooding atmosphere. From that territory grow stories that blend folklore and restless invention to turn out something entirely new. Amid the marshy paths of the fens, a teenager might starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl and grow jealous of her friend. A boy might return from the dead in the guise of a fox. Out beyond the confines of realism, the familiar instincts of sex and hunger blend with the shifting, unpredictable wild as the line between human and animal is effaced by myth and metamorphosis. With a fresh and utterly contemporary voice, Johnson lays bare these stories of women testing the limits of their power to create a startling work of fiction.

Fen: Stories by Daisy Johnson
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