I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this, but I’ll try: a dog with two tails just about covers it.
I came home tonight from listening to Karin Slaughter talk about Coptown to find that the release date for The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings has been set for 1 September. AND! The cover has been revealed – the lovely art of Kathleen Jennings has translated perfectly to the same kind of foil technique used on Sourdough and Other Stories four years ago.
The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings returns to the world of Sourdough and Other Stories (Tartarus, 2010), introducing readers to the tales that came before. Stories where coffin-makers work hard to keep the dead beneath; where a plague maiden steals away the children of an ungrateful village; where poison girls are schooled in the art of assassination; where pirates disappear from the seas; where families and the ties that bind them can both ruin and resurrect and where books carry forth fairy tales, forbidden knowledge and dangerous secrets.
Pre-orders are now being taken here.
There are some very loud squeeeeing noises being made around the apartment at the moment. You may be able to hear them.