Time to share some of the advance blurbs for Jagannath, out in November. Jeff Vandermeer, co-editor at my publisher Cheeky Frawg Books, posted them and some more info over at Ecstatic Days, but I’ll post them here as well, because they’re incredible and kind. I’m so grateful that these people, all of them wonderful authors with years in the field, have taken the time to read and provide blurbs for Jagannath.
URSULA K. LE GUIN: “I have never read anything like Jagannath. Karin Tidbeck’s imagination is recognisably Nordic, but otherwise unclassifiable–quietly, intelligently, unutterably strange. And various. And ominous. And funny. And mysteriously tender. These are wonderful stories.”
CHINA MIEVILLE: “Restrained and vivid, poised and strange, Tidbeck, with her impossible harmonies, is a vital voice.”
KAREN JOY FOWLER: “Tidbeck has a gift for the uncanny and the unsettling. In these wonderful, subtle stories, magic arrives quietly. It comes from the forests or the earth or was always there in your own family or maybe exists in another realm entirely. It arises from the pages as you read, leaving you slightly dazed and more than a little enchanted.”
KAREN LORD: “The mundane becomes strange and the strange familiar with near-Hitchcockian subtlety. I loved Tidbeck’s clean, classic prose. It creates beautifully eerie music for a twilight domain.”
And here’s the stunning cover art by Jeremy Zerfoss.