Alabaster: the Good the Bad and the Bird
By Caitlín R. Kiernan
A year after her death in a burning barn, Dancy's Flammarion's now finds herself in a Hell of her own creation. A new evil haunts the sun-scorched back roads and ghost towns of the American South - murderous twins who command a legion of ghouls. Once again, Dancy must face down demons, those who walk the world unchallenged and those in her own shattered mind.
Collects Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1-5 Praise for the work of Caitlin R. Kiernan: "Caitlin R. Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost." -Neil Gaiman
"One of our essential writers of dark fiction . . . a cartographer of lost worlds." -The New York Times
"Kiernan's richly evocative prose vividly portrays her twisted characters as well as it illustrates their eerie, kudzu-infested, Deep South surroundings." -Booklist
"Kiernan imbues the tales with disquieting gothic imagery and envelops them in rich, evocative prose that conveys cohesiveness beyond their fragmentary plots." -Publisher's Weekly
Caitlín R. Kiernan is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including multiple novels (The Drowning Girl, The Red Tree, and Agents of Dreamland); many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. They are also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology. They have won numerous awards, including two World Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards, and a James Tiptree Jr. Award.