Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea BookRegular price £8.99
"This beautiful, complex debut collection assembles some of Nebula winner Pinsker's best stories into a twisting journey that is by turns wild, melancholic, and unsettling." ― Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Pinsker has shot like a star across the firmament with Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea.
Pinsker’s collection of stories has a lot to draw the reader in with its imaginative and thought-provoking narratives and imagery, but what’s also quite notable is the LGBT+ aspect of the collection. Throughout the collection, Pinsker presents characters who are all over the LGBT+ spectrum, and in many cases, it allows for further reading and exploration of each story’s themes and characters. “And We Were Left Darkling” follows a lesbian whose desire to have a child is tied to a bizarre phenomenon; the character’s sexuality is central but not a defining trait.
“No Lonely Seafarer” plays with interpretations of siren mythology and does so with an intersex character, something not commonly seen in fantasy or period fiction. Pinsker does not dwell on sexuality and orientation, but instead presents it as another facet of the characters, inviting the reader to pay more attention to their emotions and their actions throughout the stories.
The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story!) turn readers into travellers to the past, the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present.