106 pp. ● 5.5x8.5
$11.95 (pb) ● $5.99 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-960373-16-8 (pb)
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
FICTION / Fantasy / General
Publication date: November 21, 2023
Katherine Hetzel brings us a story collection that sparkles like tiny, fractured gems, reminding us that things aren’t always what they appear to be.
Katherine Hetzel steps away from juvenile fantasy fiction and taps into her darker, slightly twisted side with nineteen short stories and flash fiction—some previously published—brought together for the first time as a collection. Hollow Daughter is not only the name of a story in the collection, it embodies the underlying current flowing through fantasy-touched tales of fanciful creations such as breeding stones, washing cloths, thoughtfish, and blood moons.
Hetzel writes about fortune card readers, weavers, spiritual leaders, devoted acolytes, perfect clones, and ordinary girls and women who find themselves facing extraordinary situations. These tales depict women when they are in control and when they have no control, and are involved in real and imagined rituals of their own or other's making.
Set in biblical, futuristic, imaginary, and contemporary worlds, Hetzel's collection will resonate with readers' own lived or imagined experiences of being female.