“Mythical tales and folkloric musings brace this delightfully weird and haunting collection.
Rich in imagery and prose, stories that begin in a world not too dissimilar from our own – complete with issues like immigration, servitude, class, and love – hint at something else, something lurking, before exploding into otherworldly creatures and magic and legend.
Each of these stories is its own wonder, a tale of darkness and hope that demands to be revisited again and again.”
Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales all gathered together in one fabulous bundle.
“Am I dead?” Mebuyen sighs. She was hoping the girl would not ask. Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales: the magic in Isabel Yap’s debut collection jumps right off the page, from the joy in her new novella, “A Spell for Foolish Hearts” to the terrifying tension of the urban legend “Have You Heard the One About Anamaria Marquez.”