Hex (First Edition, First)


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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
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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.


"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