The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have lengthy been a staple of people literature. Twenty-six authors, together with Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The eco-friendly Glass Sea), Kelly hyperlink (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted tales and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all around the world—each astounding, engrossing, and suggestion upsetting. Terri Windling offers a finished advent to the trickster myths of the area, and the whole ebook is highlighted through the amazing of Charles Vess.

The Coyote street, like its partners the fairway guy (winner of the area delusion Award) and The Faery Reel (a global myth Award Finalist), is vital examining for someone drawn to modern myth fiction.

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