|Ellen Datlow, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2018|
We may associate birds with beauty or freedom, but they can also be fearsome and secretive predators—much like humans. In the 16 tales of avian obsession collected here, a grieving widow takes comfort in her majestic winged neighbors, who enable her to cope with a malicious relative; an isolated society of women relies on a bird to tell their fortunes; and a chatty parrot makes illegal deals with the dying. Among the highlights are Joyce Carol Oates's "Great Blue Heron," Paul Tremblay's "Something About Birds," Livia Llewellyn's "The Acid Test," and Stephen Graham Jones's "Pigeon from Hell."