Undertow Publications is based in Toronto, Canada and the city’s newspaper, The Toronto Star, have kindly included “All the Fabulous Beasts” in its horror fiction review.
UK author Priya Sharma has been quietly publishing her ornate but ultimately unclassifiable stories in online journals and hard-to-find print anthologies for over a decade. Luckily for those readers who don’t haunt specialty bookstores and the outer reaches of the Internet, Sharma’s stories have been collected into a single volume by Toronto’s own Undertow Publications. The stories in All the Fabulous Beasts draw heavily on the gothic, folk horror, and fairy tale traditions without ever feeling derivative. The lines between the living and the dead, animal and human, even lover and family member are blurred and artfully reconfigured into grotesque shapes by Sharma’s prodigious imagination and sparse but lyrical style. A major new voice in dark fantasy and horror.
The Toronto Star.