Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

Seven ingeniously reinvented fairy tales that play out with astonishing consequences in the modern world, from one of today's finest short story writers – MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellow Kelly Link, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Get in Trouble.

Finding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, seventeenth-century French lore, and Scottish ballads, Kelly Link spins classic fairy tales into utterly original stories of seekers – characters on the hunt for love, connection, revenge, or their own sense of purpose.

In 'The White Cat's Divorce', an aging billionaire sends his three sons on a series of absurd goose chases to decide which will become his heir. In 'The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear', a professor with a delicate health condition becomes stranded for days in an airport hotel after a conference, desperate to get home to her wife and young daughter, and in acute danger of being late for an appointment that cannot be missed. In 'Skinder's Veil', a young man agrees to take over a remote house-sitting gig for a friend. But what should be a chance to focus on his long-avoided dissertation instead becomes a wildly unexpected journey, as the house seems to be a portal for otherworldly travelers – or perhaps a door into his own mysterious psyche.

Twisting and winding in astonishing ways, expertly blending realism and the speculative, witty, empathetic, and never predictable – these stories remind us once again of why Kelly Link is incomparable in the art of short fiction.

Reviews for Get in Trouble:
'Kelly Link is inimitable. Her tales are like nothing else, dark yet sparkling with her unique brand of fairy dust' Erin Morgenstern
'Link's stories are always a treat... Richly imagined, intellectually teasing: these are not so much small fictions as windows on to entire worlds. A brilliant, giddying read' Sarah Waters
'How does Kelly Link understand our pains and longings and memories and even our futures so well?... A national treasure!' Yiyun Li
'Funny, moving, tender, brave and dangerous' Neil Gaiman

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Fantasy
02 Mar 2023 * 352pp * £8.99 * 9781804548387

Kelly Link

Kelly Link
Kelly Link's most recent collection (Get in Trouble; 2014), was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a national bestseller, and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, Time, Slate, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of three other collections: Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have been published in A Public Space, One Story, Tin House, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka Genius Grant) in 2018.
3 Great Fantasy Novels
The Waters Of Eternity
The Chronicle of Sword & Sand - Box Set
Growing Rich
Wizard's First Rule
Stone Of Tears
Blood Of The Fold
Temple Of The Winds
Soul Of The Fire
Faith Of The Fallen
The Pillars Of Creation
Naked Empire
Debt Of Bones
The Sunset Warrior
Shallows Of Night
Dai San
Beneath An Opal Moon
Dragons On The Sea Of Night
Tales of the Long War
Guns of Empire
The Rook
The Twyning
The Grim Company
The Desert of Souls
The Bones of the Old Ones
The Black Guard
Sword Of The North
The Dark Blood
The Red Prince
The First Confessor
The Grace of Kings
Dead Man's Steel
The World Raven
The Wall of Storms
The Guns of Empire