Edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn
Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In Black Cranes, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their experiences of ‘otherness’, be it in the colour of their skin, the angle of their cheekbones, the things they dare to write, or the places they have made for themselves in the world.
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is a dark and intimate exploration of what it is to be a perpetual outsider.
Today, I'm reading a short excerpt (just 3 mins) from my prose-poem story Frangipani Wishes, which appears in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. I hope you enjoy it!
the harbour glints / in his eyes