25 Sep '16, 9pm

Why "fabulism" is so fabulous in modern fiction:

Diving Into the Faery Handbag: On Fabulism by Melissa Goodrich “I know no one is going to believe any of this. That’s okay. If I thought you would, then I couldn’t tell you. Promise me you won’t believe a word.” This is the middle of Kelly Link’s “The Faery Handbag,” and you feel it, don’t you? That you want to keep reading? That you’re promising, actually, to believe every last word. Because — we love stories with magic. It’s a delight when Peter Pan’s shadow needs to be sewn to his foot, when a house from Kansas spirals into Oz, when a wardrobe bursts open like a color, to let in snow fawns and seasons and lions and swords. Or at least I love it. Fabulism is a curious way to explore and understand the ordinary. In Link’s story, the speaker spends her time hunting for this handbag. It’s black, made from dog-skin, with a clasp of bone that can open three different ways: If...

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Diving Into the Faery Handbag: On Fabulism by Melissa Goodrich “I know no one is going to believe any of this. That’s okay...