In the Amber Chamber (Paperback)


By Carrie Messenger

Brighthorse Books, 9781944467135, 260pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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In the Amber Chamber is a story collection where fairy tales and speculative fiction intersect with the hard facts of eastern European history. These political fables take place in eastern Europe, Kansas, and even other planets. Its characters include Peace Corps volunteers, childless parents, Hansel and Gretel, former rural farmworkers, Dust Bowl survivors, and immigrants in Chicago. Like the work of Kelly Link and Angela Carter, In the Amber Chamber reframe our understanding of story.