Under the shadow of a mountain haunted by vittra, Cilla and Sara have returned to their ancestral home with Mum. Relatives gather before the state expropriates their land, and the girls become taken with the mysterious rumors circulating about oddities in the family line…
Eerie, uncanny, and splendid, “Reindeer Mountain” is a wondrous portrait of sisterly love and rivalry from one of the most gifted new voices in fantasy today. Selected from her Karin Tidbeck’s exuberant collection of short stories, Jagannath.
Karin Tidbeck is originally from Stockholm, Sweden. She lives and works in Malmö as a freelance writer, translator, and creative writing teacher, and writes fiction in Swedish and English. She debuted in 2010 with the Swedish short story collection Vem… More about Karin Tidbeck
Praise for Karin Tidbeck and Jagannath: “Quietly, intelligently, unutterably strange … And ominous. And funny. And mysteriously tender. These are wonderful stories.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
“Restrained and vivid, poised and strange, Tidbeck, with her impossible harmonies, is a vital voice.” —China Mieville
“I can’t think of when I last read a collection that blew me away the way that Jagannath has, or one that’s left me somewhat at a loss to describe just how strange and beautiful and haunting these tales are.” —Elizabeth Hand
“Tidbeck has a gift for the uncanny and the unsettling. In these wonderful, subtle stories, magic arrives quietly. It comes from the forests or the earth or was always there in your own family or maybe exists in another realm entirely…leaving you slightly dazed and more than a little enchanted.” —Karen Joy Fowler