Friday, June 17, 2011

A Surprise From Karen Joy Fowler

Subterranean Press is a speciality publisher of horror, suspense, and "dark mystery genres." Its website has a Subterranean On-line feature, which this month is doing a Special YA Issue. I read Younger Women by Karen Joy Fowler of Jane Austen Book Club fame.

It was a very good story, but I definitely wouldn't call it YA. It has an adult protagonist with definite adult issues. In fact, one of the really intriguing aspects of the work is that it seems like a very mainstream "women's" story with a paranormal element that I don't want to tell you about because it was a bit of a kick when I read it, and I don't want to ruin it for anyone else.

The main character raises some great points about the paranormal genre she finds herself in.

I found the Subterranean Press site by way of Jennifer Represents, which I'll be following for a while because I attended Jennifer Laughran's presentation at last Saturday's conference.

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