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Out Sept 11 2012 - short stories collection. Great cover, yes, that's a broken (breaking?) heart!

Asterios Polyp / David Mazzucchelli.

First issue of The Strumpet a comic anthology which brings together a team of female comics artists from the UK and USA. Ellen Lindner cover. (Posted by Melanie Madison on Pikaland, October 26, 2011)

“My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had.” ― Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

There was one person somewhere down the line, years before you were born, who made it possible for you to live, and you might not even know them or their story. That’s what Simon Van Booy really examines in this beautiful novel that tells the story of several lives linked because of one person’s kindness.

“we have lived so long in a garden that we have all but forgotten the commonplaces of survival. It was said: Si fueris Romae, Romani vivito more , and quite sensibly, too. But it is a more fundamental expression of the same sentiment to say: If you want to keep alive in the jungle, you must live as the jungle does...” ― John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos