We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.

Praise for ‘The Museum of Shadows and Reflections’

The Museum of Shadows and Reflections

Ailsa Cox is the Professor of Short Fiction at Edge Hill University. She also edits the journal Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. It’s probably safe to say that she knows more about what makes a good short story than just about anyone. Prof. Cox recently finished reading Claire Dean’s new mythic arts short story collection The Museum of Shadows and Reflections, and here’s what she had to say about it:

Claire Dean is a gothic surrealist, unsentimental and fearless, a Lancastrian, like Leonora Carrington. Her stories revive the hidden magic behind familiar landscapes, and make new myths for the 21st century.  Unforgettable.

If, like Prof. Cox and all of us here at Unsettling Wonder, you love exquisitely crafted short fiction, go pre-order your copy of Claire Dean’s book today.

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