Venerated fantasist Beagle, still best known for THE LAST UNICORN nearly 50 years after its first publication, contrasts ethereal magic with modern media spectacle in a very different tale of a unicorn and her human companion.
Photo: Rina Weisman
Several amazing authors have praised the novel.
“A novella about love in a world of hardship, loss, magic, and recovery. Beagle’s unicorns have never been more bewitching, impossible, and genuine. I cherished every page.”
—Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED and AFTER ALICE
“For me, Peter S. Beagle is one of the essential voices in American literature, so essential that I approach each new book he writes not only with excitement but also with trepidation. Can he possibly do it again? Today I read IN CALABRIA from cover to cover. He does it again.”
—Kevin Brockmeier, bestselling author of THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD
“Peter S. Beagle is a master of the magical, but also of the little details of day to day existence that root his characters in the soil, sweat and everyday breezes of their worlds, and make the magical all the more magical when it touches them. It’s deep and powerful magic that stirs things to life in the gentle fable of IN CALABRIA, but what it stirs—greed, peril, beauty, grief, love, publicity, sorrow, poetry and more—are very much matters of the human heart. Beagle once again explores the magic within us and the magic around us, and does it in unmatched style.”
—Kurt Busiek, author of ASTRO CITY and THE AVENGERS
“Peter Beagle weaves his trademark magic deep in the Italian countryside, using threads of the everyday and the fantastical: poetry and pigs, Mafia bosses and terrible beauty, love and rage, the sacred born of the profane. IN CALABRIA holds the power to transform, like the touch of the unicorn at its heart.”
—Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell series (THE BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE)
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Cover design by Elizabeth Story