Two Moons: Stories
Two Moons: Stories
Krystal A. Smith
Praise for Two Moons:
"In all, Smith writes with raw emotion in powerful, voice-driven prose. Reading Smith is like wandering between dreams; her stunning, fantastical worlds play by their own rules, challenging the imagination and encouraging deep feeling." Booklist
"Krystal A. Smith writes of shape shifters, magical herbalists, and women ripe for love. Her collection of stories marries African American mysticism to speculative fiction announcing Smith’s solid place in the next generation of Afro Futurists. With its sensuous language, deftly drawn characters and engaging narrative style, Two Moons shines bright." Jewelle Gomez, The Gilda Stories
“Two Moons takes readers on a whimsical journey to where ordinary women become goddesses and where Black Girl Magic is never denied. You’ll want to dive into these stories and never leave.” Susana Morris, co-editor of Sycorax's Daughters and the Crunk Feminist Collection
A splendid debut collection of stories that traverses the connections between earth and the heavens, the living and the spectral, human and animal.
In “Cosmic,” a former drug addict has a chance to redeem herself and restore honor to her family’s name. In “Harvest,” a woman tasked with providing for her community ponders her inability to bear live children. In the title story, “Two Moons,” a young woman falls in love with the moon, and is astonished by the moon’s response. In “What the Heart Wants,” a rejected lover discovers that her physical and emotional desires are incongruent with the organ pumping blood through her veins.
Sensitive, ethereal, humorous, and at times, heart-breaking, Smith’s collection of speculative fiction signals the arrival of an exceptionally talented writer with a promising career ahead of her.
Publication date: March 20, 2018
Paperback ISBN-13 :978-0-9972439-0-1
ePub ISBN-13 :978-0-9972439-1-8
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017954672
Original cover art: Mirlande Jean-Gilles
Cover design: L. Curry