"Explore a world where the supernatural is an accepted element of everyday life and the horror is mined from the realities of existing." -- New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
"Am I dead?" Mebuyen sighs.
She was hoping the girl would not ask.
Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales: the magic in Isabel Yap's debut collection jumps right off the page, from the friendship and fear building in "A Canticle for Lost Girls" to the joy in "A Spell for Foolish Hearts" to the terrifying tension of the urban legend "Have You Heard the One About Anamaria Marquez."
About the Author
Isabel Yap (@visyap / isabelyap.com) writes fiction and poetry, works in the tech industry, and drinks tea. Born and raised in Manila, she has also lived in California and London. She is currently completing her MBA at Harvard Business School. She attended the Clarion Writers Workshop and is the secretary for the Clarion Foundation. Her work has appeared in venues including Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Year's Best Weird Fiction.