26 September 2020

Book Blitz || Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women Edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn


Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In 
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their
experiences of ‘otherness’, be it in the colour of their skin, the angle of their cheekbones, the things they dare to write, or the places they have made for themselves in the world.

Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is a dark and intimate exploration of what it is to be
a perpetual outsider.



Featuring 14 stories by Nadia Bulkin, Grace Chan, Rin Chupeco, Elaine Cuyegkeng, Geneve Flynn, Gabriela Lee, Rena Mason, Lee Murray, Angela Yuriko Smith, and Christina Sng, and a foreword by Alma Katsu (The Deep). Includes Grace Chan’s Aurealis-nominated story “The Mark,” shortlisted for
Australia’s Norma K. Hemming Award which recognises excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.


“As haunting and versatile as the Chinese erhu, the stories in Black Cranes pluck and bow
the strings of the Southeast Asian experience with insightful depth and resonance.” —Tori
Eldridge, author of the acclaimed Lily Wong novels, The Ninja Daughter and The Ninja’s Blade.

“This anthology has a power to it. An instant classic.” —Nightmare Feed.