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Dance on Saturday

by Elwin Cotman

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Dance on Saturday by Elwin Cotman
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Dance on Saturday is a collection of stories about transformation, loss, and human nature.

Church-going immortals tend life-extending fruit. Swarms of deadly wasps engineered by a polymath sorcerer battle killer snails. Geese take human form and must survive juvenile detention. A high school, high-stakes volleyball game turns demonic. Heroes and monsters people these exuberant, magical tales.

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"Cotman wields biting wit, powerful emotion, and magic large and small throughout these six superlative stories...[his] bold and timely speculative fiction marks him as a writer to watch." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fun, inventive fiction that refreshes the fantasy genre with elements of black heritage and culture." - Kirkus Reviews

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Elwin Cotman

Elwin Cotman is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Dance on Saturday and two previous collections of short stories. In 2011 he was nominated for a Carl Brandon Society Award. He has toured extensively across North America and Europe. He is at work on his first novel.

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