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The Wrong Grave

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A collection of weird short stories that will have you hooked from the very first line, every time.

A boy returns to his girlfriend’s grave to retrieve poems he placed in her coffin, but is she pleased to see him? Wizards build high towers and command those living below, but no one knows what their magic is good for. A grandmother keeps a village, or is it a vicious dog, in her handbag.


The Wrong Grave
The Wizards of Perfil
Magic for Beginners
The Faery Handbag
The Specialist’s Hat

Kelly Link
About the Author

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, The Wrong Grave and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Link is the co-founder of Small Beer Press. She was born in...

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208 pp
Text publication date:
31 August 2009
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fantasy, death, adolescence
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Praise for Kelly Link
andThe Wrong Grave

‘Almost certainly not human. I believe she is a story-telling elemental who has unearthly powers that she uses to create wondrous and deeply fascinating tales.’

‘The literary descendant of Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka.’


‘A sorceress.’

‘A new collection by Kelly Link—and once more, for a little while, the world is worth saving.’

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