Paperback : 324 pages
Publisher : Northampton House (March 12, 2020)
“Hart invites readers to return to the delightfully inventive setting of the Night Bizarre with this second anthology of fantastical short stories featuring a magical traveling market that visits any given city only once . . . Together the tales form a sumptuous carnival, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the mystical underworld of plague-ridden Europe. These dark flights of fancy delight.” – Publishers Weekly
The Night Bazaar is a secret marketplace of the rare, strange, occult, and dangerous. Its curious vendors specialize in services or objects which simply cannot be had elsewhere, for any price. This forbidden market has operated throughout history at various locales – but only for one week. It cannot simply be stumbled upon; you must be Invited. But how did it begin?
This collection of thirteen eerie, fantastic, and magical works by various authors recounts the origin story of the Bazaar’s first appearance, in St. Mark’s Square, Venice, in the plague year of 1348. Some take place in those medieval days of fear, witchcraft, pandemic, and murder. Other, more contemporary tales center on objects from that first bazaar – inherited, found, purchased, or stolen during the dark centuries since by the unsuspecting, foolish, and greedy (though seldom the completely innocent.) Together the linked stories take readers on a fantastical journey into astonishment, dread, and dark delight.
“Deliciously sinful! . . . Each author brings their wit and playfulness to bags of bones, cursed marionettes, masked balls, the plague, and so much more. A warning to visitors: THE NIGHT BAZAAR contains many precious devils, and you’ll keep coming back to see what else lurks just around the corner.” – A.A. Balaskovits, author of MAGIC FOR UNLUCKY GIRLS
“A lush and atmospheric anthology, THE NIGHT BAZAAR is a delightfully varied collection of stories ideal for bedtime reading.” – Andrea Tang, author of REBELWING
LENORE HART, author of eight novels, and series editor of The Night Bazaar anthologies, also writes as Elisabeth Graves. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary journals. She teaches fiction writing in the MFA program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, and at the Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat in Savannah. Hart lives in Virginia with her husband, novelist David Poyer, along with two entitled cats, and a pair of perpetually-disgruntled peahens. For more info, please visit her website.
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