Many thanks to Foreword Reviews for their starred review of Nancy Au’s upcoming short fiction collection Spider Love Song and Other Stories, which will appear in their September/October issue. Spider Love Song and Other Stories includes seventeen stories that tread the fault line that form between lovers, family, friends, and culture, exposing injuries and vulnerabilities, but also the strength and courage necessary to recast resentment and anger into wonder and power. Foreword Reviews writes:
Tremendous in their sensitivity and imagination, these stories layer complex images with a powerful cadence. Their characters struggle to navigate cultural differences and challenging circumstances. Creatures from the natural world, including beetles, arachnids, damselflies, sea turtles, and a fox spirit, reflect both the strangeness and vulnerability of the characters’ lives.