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SALT OF THE AIR


Praise for… SALT OF THE AIR


“. . . Cautionary, sensual stories of love, reversal and revenge upend fairy tale conventions in Nazarian’s lush collection. . . . Sumptuous detail, twisty plots and surprising endings lift these extravagant tales.”

Publishers Weekly


“These are beautiful, haunting confections, reminiscent of Tanith Lee’s erotically charged tales in Red as Blood and elsewhere. . . . And while Nazarian thus strikes fresh notes off old vessels, she provides the template of sword-and-sorcery with new glitter, new power. . . . Fine shades of emotion, mythic grandeur, crystalline prose, sharp revisionist intelligence: these are Vera Nazarian’s hallmarks, signs of a strong emerging talent. Salt of the Air is her best, most representative book so far.”

Nick Gevers, Locus


“She writes with an elegance and grace that is at times ethereal, picking out other worlds in soft watercolors with an impressionist’s brush. At other times, her writing is penetrating and sharp, piercing to the heart of a concept or a theme. Or you. . . . I recommend savoring Salt of the Air. Leave it on your bed stand. Each night, perhaps with a nice cup of tea, delve into one of her stories. Enjoy them slowly, even skipping a night or two here and there to make the collection last longer. Let the reflections and worlds contained in each story creep into your brain. Then dream remarkable dreams.”

Deborah J. Brannon, The Green Man Review


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