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The Backbone of the World - Stephen Graham Jones (19)

  • ASIN: ‎ B09P1CBCBN
  • Publisher: ‎ Amazon Original Stories (February 24, 2022)
  • Kindle: ‎ 9220 KB
  • Print: ‎ 54 pages




An American Indian woman’s past and future collide in unthinkable ways in this richly imagined short story of deep secrets and Lovecraftian horrors by a New York Times bestselling author.

Millie Two Bears lives alone in a trailer in the heart of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. Since her husband went to jail, she’s been on the outs with the reservation. And it’s not just people she has to contend with. Now the prairie dogs are moving in on her patch of land. When a strange woman comes into Millie’s life, and Millie’s rodent war escalates, a fateful confrontation with vengeance, secrets, and survival is just underfoot.

Stephen Graham Jones’s The Backbone of the World is part of Trespass, a collection of wild stories about animal instincts, human folly, and survival from award-winning, bestselling authors. Read or listen to each in a single sitting.


Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of My Heart Is a Chainsaw, The Only Good Indians, and Mongrels, among others. He is the recipient of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, the LA Times Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two Shirley Jackson Awards, among many others.



REVIEW:
I read the synopsis and was so intrigued, I had to read it!
Also being Native, I am drawn to all things surrounding Native culture.
This was also my introduction to the author. So I had many great reasons to be happy going into this.
It was kind of weird though. Not gonna lie. It was also kind of genius. You really have no clue what's happening until the very end, and then you totally get everything.
I loved Frog. She was a character.
I really like those kind of stories. Sadly, they can often be the ones you see other people DNFing, because they don't keep going they miss the brilliance of the whole tale.
I look forward to reading more from this author.


3/5




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  1. It sounds kind of weird yes, but the cover is appealing! I should read more short stories....

    Have a good week ahead Freda!

    Elza Reads

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