Bookseller at Seward Park
Shannon is an editor, writer, and amateur naturalist. Borderline surreal, visionary, sci-fi/fantasy, and Southern Gothic fiction are her jam. She can also be wooed by other fictions that explore and pull apart socio-cultural issues in unusual ways.
Black, punk, queer, sharp yet soft, quick yet deep, grown, and funny as all get-out. I love this book so much.
Originally published in 2004, The Seas is not your average twee mermaid affair. Hunt flips reality and language on their heads in this watery meditation on the "surrender places" of desire, trauma, and grief. A beautiful, if troubled, world beached on the thin space between the conscious and subconscious lies herein..
Nine beautiful stories that examine the traditions and consequences of imposed forms of masculinities. Brinkley poses subtlem yet challenging and transformative questions, often feinting one way only to slide to another.
A Lucky Man elegantly synthesizes complicated empathy and accountability with a big heart.