Pretty Monsters: Book summary and reviews of Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Pretty Monsters

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by Kelly Link

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Kelly Link has lit up adult literary publishing - and Viking is honored to publish her first YA story collection. Through the lens of Link's vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. From the multiple award-winning 'The Faery Handbag', in which a teenager's grandmother carries an entire village (or is it a man-eating dog?) in her handbag, to the near-future of 'The Surfer', whose narrator (a soccer-playing skeptic) waits with a planeload of refugees for the aliens to arrive, Link's stories are funny and full of unexpected insights and skewed perspectives on the world.

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"Starred Review. With a quirky, fairytale style evocative of Neil Gaiman, the author mingles the grotesque and the ethereal to make magic on the page. Ages 12-up." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Kelly Link

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine 'Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet'.

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