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The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories

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After her friend’s suicide, a woman discovers her true identity. Trash overwhelms the world. A sleeping woman is worshipped by all who see her. The Dalai Lama replies to a letter. A young woman finds peace with a homeless man, but the material world follows them to their paradise. After a bizarre accident, a girl is found in a crater, unable to speak.

Melanie Lamaga’s stories are wonderfully bizarre, rooting themselves in the real world only long enough to lull the reader into a false sense of security before twisting the landscape in marvelous, weird ways. People transform and shed previous lives like dead skin, catastrophes descend from unlikely vectors, and second chances lurk in unexpected places. She straddles the line between New Weird and Urban Fantasy, and does so with style.

But at the heart of each story is human connection, and no matter what circumstances swirl or rage around them, the protagonists of her stories always find truth in conversation and communication. This adds a universal accessibility to stories that on the surface might appear too weird for the average reader.

The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags is a terrific introduction to a writer that I expect will do great things.

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Author:
Melanie Lamaga
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
220 pages
Publisher:
Metaphysical Circus Press
Publish Date:
2014-Jan-30
ISBN:
9780989977203
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Issue:
July 2014
Category:
Poetry & Short Stories
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Publication Date

2014-Jan-30

Format

Trade

Publisher

Metaphysical Circus Press

Issue

July 2014

Page Count

220 pages

ASIN

098997720X

ISBN

9780989977203

Star Count

4

Book Author

Melanie Lamaga

“The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories”

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