Tales of Pain & Wonder by Caitlín R. Kiernan with an introduction by Douglas E. Winter and an afterword by Peter Straub
Trade Paperback – Drugstore Indian Press – Jul 2016 – 436 pages
This collection of twenty-two short stories by the author of Daughter of Hounds and Alabaster, originally published in 2000, firmly established Caitlín R. Kiernan as one of the preeminent voices in dark fantasy today. Through a cycle of interconnected narratives, Kiernan unflinchingly explores a surreal world where the fantastic and the mundane are never separated by more than the insubstantial thickness of a shadow. From the murderous back-streets of New Orleans toan abandoned shipyard on the Hudson River, from sun-weary Los Angeles to a maze of dank and forgotten tunnels beneath Manhattan, these stories present a landscape at once alien and un-deniably familiar.