May 19th, 2011 / 4:42 pm


Tarapaulin Sky has come alive again with a fistful of new release including Issue #17 of their journal & Johannes Goransson’s Entrance to a Colonial Pageant in which We All begin to intricate.

But I want to talk about FABLES, a new book by author & artist Sarah Goldstein. From TP website:

Sarah Goldstein

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Departing from the Brothers Grimm to approach our own economically and socially fractured present, Sarah Goldstein’s Fables constructs a world defined by small betrayals, transformations, and brutality amid its animal and human inhabitants. We hear the fragment-voices of ghosts and foxes, captors and captives, stable boys and schoolgirls in the woods and fields and cities of these tales. Anxious townsfolk abandon their orphan children to the nightingales in the forest, a bear deploys a tragic maneuver to avoid his hunters, and a disordered economy results in new kinds of retirements and relocations. Goldstein weaves together familiar and contemporary allegories creating a series of vibrant, and vital, tales for our time.

“In the meadow of fairy tale, Goldstein unrolls ribbons of story that fly gamely and snap with brilliance. Truly worth gazing at.”

A story from the book.

Read an interview with Sarah at Open Letters Monthly as well as some more Fables


  1. Frank Tas, the Raptor

      I just watched that Greek movie, Dogtooth, last night. It’s one of those things I couldn’t help but like because it is based on such a good fucking idea. Reading about this book makes me feel the same way, and as a dude who rarely purchases books online (aside from reserving them on my public library’s website), I have put down the cash for it, and I am excited for it, and I don’t think there will be any possible way for me to dislike it. 

  2. Don

      We reviewed Fables at Hey Small Press! this month.  Go request it at your library!

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