Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 PM
Kelly Barnhill presents Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories
In conversation with Genevieve Valentine
Kelly Barnhill, winner of the World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal, presents Dreadful Young Ladies, her new collection of short fiction for adult readers. Barnhill’s dreadful young ladies are witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls, whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. When a woman’s husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with a sasquatch. A young man wrestles with grief and sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. Reminiscent of Kelly Link or Angela Carter, the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope. Barnhill discusses her new short story collection at Greenlight with award-winning sci-fi and fantasy author Genevieve Valentine.