Tender

Tender

Stories

by Sofia Samatar

Published by: Small Beer Press

288 pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781618731654
  • Published: April 2019

$17.00

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World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Locus award finalist

Divided into “Tender Bodies” and “Tender Landscapes,” the stories collected here in this first collection of short fiction from a rising star travel from the commonplace to the edges of reality. Some of Samatar’s weird and compassionate fabulations spring from her life and literary studies; some spring from the world, some from the void. Tender explores the fragility of bodies, emotions, and landscapes, in settings that range from medieval Egypt to colonial Kenya to the stars, and the voices of those who question: children, students, servants, researchers, writers.

Tender includes two new stories, “An Account of the Land of Witches” and the Nommo Award shortlisted “Fallow.”