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    The Flaw in the Crystal: And Other Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair

    At that moment, in a flash that came like a shifting of her eyes, the world she looked at suffered a change... It was the same world, flat field for flat field and hill for hill; but radiant, vibrant, and, as it were, infinitely transparent.

    Tales of eternal damnation, love, sexuality, death and supernatural talents form the core of May Sinclair’s essential and groundbreaking oeuvre. Literary and still thrilling today, her stories explore the strangeness at the heart of human experience and relationships, where the mundane and the everyday meets lurking, otherworldly weirdness.

    Including the contents of the classic collections Uncanny Stories (1923) and The Intercessor and Other Stories (1931), this new volume also features two rare strange tales from a third, lesser-known book which explore further facets of Sinclair’s fascination with the uncanny.

    May Sinclair has previously been published in the British Library Women Writers series with The Tree of Heaven (2020). Her limited work in supernatural fiction has been highly celebrated for its delicacy and precision.

    Publication date: 18/02/23

    Author: May Sinclair, Mike Ashley (ed.)

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 336

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm