Sisters of the Wild Sage: A Weird Western Collection

$16.00

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When someone with a pistol meets someone with a magic wand, the pistol loses.From Nicole Givens Kurtz comes a collection of weird western short stories nestled in the often horrific American past and tucked into the parched future. Here are tales of talisman, magic, and the power of ancients wielded by those strong enough to endure the harsh new frontier. These rugged individuals brought not only their belongings but their eastern beliefs with them. They weren’t ready for the west.

Are you? Saddle up. Escape to a West as weird and wonderful as one might imagine.

Additional information

Weight .70 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .6 in

Post Author: Blerd-ish

1 thought on “Sisters of the Wild Sage: A Weird Western Collection

    Blerd-ish

    (July 27, 2020 - 3:39 pm)

    “Sisters of the Wild Sage in a wonderful collection of stories set in New Mexico. It’s called a weird western collection, but if that turns you away, give it a try. There are very few tropes or clichés of the “old west” in these stories. They are instead snippets of the lives of characters with depth, power, emotion, and life. The stories range from modern day to the late 19th/early 20th century. Some are sublime and heartwarming, some are terrifying. This is paranormal at its best, haunting and enchanting. And for those disinclined to fantasy stories, this collection provides an invitation to magical realism that you might find appealing. The overwhelming majority of the characters are women, and those from the marginalized edges of society (still today). The characters are wonderfully complex. There are few villains in black hats or heroes in white. Kurtz breathed life into the characters, marked with flaws and failures. These stories are the ones that rarely get told, and the reading world is lesser for it.” –Bishop O’Connell

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