Earth and Air: Stories
By Tara McTiernan
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Published: June 14, 2012
Words: 26,606 (approximate)
Dangerous gypsies, dragon-like women, and things that go bump in the night, literally. Tara McTiernan's stories resemble twisted modern fairy tales, full of real-life magic and Grimm-like darkness. Containing three unforgettable short works, Earth and Air, like her novel Barefoot Girls, illuminates and explores the lives of women with rare eloquence, keen insight, and a sharp wit.
A handsome singing gypsy who has the power to make girls sleep, sometimes forever, decides to rest from his journeys in an old Victorian house in suburbia with two mesmerized sisters. A broken jukebox leads a girl into uncharted territory, a wilderness in the back of a bar where the colorful neon lights of a working jukebox beckon and where she learns terrible things from a dragon-like woman breathing fire in the dark. A thirty-something career woman trying to rediscover her purpose on an island retreat is attacked in the still of the night by a neighbor whose greatest wish is for her to leave.
Tara McTiernan's stories resemble twisted modern fairy tales, full of real-life magic and Grimm-like darkness. Containing three unforgettable short works, Earth and Air, like her novel Barefoot Girls, illuminates and explores the lives of women with rare eloquence, keen insight, and a sharp wit.
, beach read
, beach house
, bar stories
, beach cottage
, women characters
, womens short fiction
, beach holiday
, womens contemporary fiction
, womens fiction relationship betrayal selfidentity
, women and love
, women protagonist
, orphan fiction
, bar maid
, bar fiction
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