Uncommon Miracles

Uncommon Miracles
PS Publishing
Eds. Nicky Crowther, Peter Crowther
October 1, 2018
ISBN 978-1786363343

Available in hardcover, signed limited edition, and ebook.

The Collection

A grieving man travels through time via car crashes. A family of matriarchs collects recipes for the dead. A woman gains an unexpected child in the midst of a bunny apocalypse. This collection highlights themes that run through much of my work: personal catastrophe, culture chaos, and the ugly miracles that arise out of individual moments of desperation. In the end it is the individuals who drive these stories forward and their wild obsessions that carry them through. All of which is to say these stories carry a very “Julie” brand of meticulous and beautiful weirdness.

 

Reviews

Locus Magazine | Interzone | Morning Star Best Fiction of 2018 | Speculiction (also Speculiction Best Reads of 2018) | WeekendNotes | Maria Haskins  | Necessary Fiction | Goodreads  | Amazon.

 

What Others Are Saying

“Julie C. Day’s stories are strongly strange, whether happening in a sort of now in this country or in a weirdly altered past. These stories seem to be what the term American Gothic was meant for.”

John Crowley, author of Little, Big and the Ægypt tetralogy. 

 

“A collection of stories to unsettle your dreams and make the world a stranger and more delightful place.”

Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners. 

 

“Julie C. Day’s new collection, Uncommon Miracles, relates stories about what happens when strangeness, dream-like and nightmarish, infiltrates the lives of everyday people. A unique new voice in short fiction – sharp writing and a wonderfully idiosyncratic imagination.”

Jeffrey Ford, author of The Girl in the Glass, The Physiognomy, The Drowned Life, A Natural History of Hell, and many others. 

 

“Julie C. Day makes a bold debut with this genre-bending collection of stories. At times whimsical, at times heartbreaking, but always clear-eyed and honest, Uncommon Miracles proves that Day has joined the front ranks of the writers carrying American fantasy into a new golden age.”

Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth

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