Hex

Sarah Blackman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
F2c
Publish Date
April 01, 2016
Pages
360
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781573660563
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About the Author

Sarah Blackman is the director of creative writing at the Fine Arts Center, a magnet arts high school in Greenville, South Carolina, and a fiction editor at Diagram. Her debut collection of short fiction, Mother Box and Other Tales, won the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2012.

Reviews

"Hex is playful and self-reflective, mixing contemporary culture with folklore. ... An unabashedly fantastical tale, Hex is a pleasure."
--Foreword Reviews

"Sarah Addison Allen for sophisticates, with touches of Louise Erdrich and Alice Hoffman."
--Library Journal
"Sarah Blackman's power is so intimate, so precise. Hex is an enchantment, a suspension between the vital heat of the body and the cold structure of story, its deliberate telling. Hex is a map to the realm of the most contemporary fiction--its keen sense of genre, its investigation of the fable, the tale, the ancient needed weirding of narrative. Blackman is a writer I will be reading for decades, a writer who will keep teaching me what it is to read."
--Hillary Plum, author of They Dragged Them through the Streets

"Hex is a tessellation of diamond-cut tales, a cruelly perfect work of narrative geometry that somehow beats with a human heart. Sarah Blackman animates the crystal lattice of this book, gives it dragon wings and a beetle shell and the unblinking eyes of a motherless girl who sees through flint and clay to the world beneath the world. Hex is a great and terrible gift."
--Joanna Ruocco, author of Another Governess/The Least Blacksmith