A collection of short stories from the traditional to the supernatural. An adult faces her childhood abuser with dramatic results; a comic romp about a perfume that can make you irresistable; a woman explains her Native American origins to her great grand daughter; a futuristic novella about a woman getting a full body tattoo and a new "Gilda" story that takes that vampire heroine on another adventure. Publishers Weekly called it: "Fluidly written and briskly paced…these stories demonstrate an impressive, wide ranging imagination."
Jewelle gives an overview of the book:
Jewelle Gomez was born in Boston, MA and raised there by her great grandmother. Her background is Native American (Wampanoag & Ioway) and African American on her mother's side and Cape Verdean on her father's. Her writing has always been an exploration of the margins and...