The Orphan’s Tales

Fellow Ohioan and fellow exile from the land of the rising sun Catherynne Valente has released the concluding volume of her Orphan’s Tales today.  The first book was a really beautiful artifact, so I’m excited to see how Cat follows it up and brings the stories to a close.  One of the things I like about Cat’s work are the strange and complex structures she designs for her revisions of fairy tales and myths and legends.  She makes the stories new by giving them contemporary modern forms to inhabit.  I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of home she’s made for these final tales in the series.

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