Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories by Craig Laurance Gidney
Trade paperback format.
Ancient folklore and modern myth come together in these stories. Here are found the struggles of a medieval Japanese monk, seduced by a mischievous fairy, and a young slave who finds mystery deep within the briar patch of an antebellum plantation. Gidney offers readers a gay teen obsessed with his patron saint, Lena Horne, and, in the title story, an ailing tourist seeking escape at a distant shore but never reckons on encountering an African sea god.
Rich, poetic, dark and disturbing, these are tales not soon forgotten.