Saints and Strangers

Angela Carter


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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Pages: 126

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"An absolutely unique voice...It would be an impertinence to call these eight delightful concoctions stories A virtuoso Mendelssohn of fiction." -- The New York Times Book Review Drawing on American history, literary legend, and folk tale, Angela Carter transports us to that shadowy country between fact and myth in this book of short stories. Lizzy Borden, the spinster daughter of a glutton and a compulsive miser, ticks off the hours before a murder. An eighteenth-century whore and pickpocket wh...

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