Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tales of the Supernatural: Mini-Review

Tales of the Supernatural by Maura Stanton truly does contain stories about the thin division between the real and the unreal...stories told in poetic form.  These poetic parables offer up a feast for the imagination and Stanton easily slips into various personae as she gives voice to a husband seeking the the spirit of his dead wife; an adult pulled into often all-too-real childish fantasies; a child acting in a play who quite literally becomes the character she portrays; among others.  Reality skitters and moves as Stanton tries to show us how appearances are so often deceiving and there is more going on under the surface than we can imagine.  Lovely imagery in visionary tales.  Four stars.

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