Monday, December 15, 2008

Critically acclaimed weird tales: Rikki Ducornet reads Dec. 16

Author Rikki Ducornet, of Port Townsend, WA, reads from her new short story collection, The One Marvelous Thing, 7:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 16 at Elliot Bay Books. Ducornet writes fantastic, delicious, and creepy stories. She's been compared to Angela Carter (Check out Carter's modern updates of fairytales in The Bloody Chamber) and H.P. Lovecraft. Ducornet's works win many awards too. The Seattle Times says this is a book of "surreal, phantasmagorical tales" with illustrations by cartoonist T. Motley (creator of Aline the Alien) that some may find "disturbing." Sounds great!

Ducornet is the author of seven novels including
Gazelle (2003), The Fan Maker's Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade (1999), and The Jade Cabinet (1993), and two previous short story collections The Complete Butcher's Tales (1994) and The Word 'Desire' (1997). She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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