Douglas & McIntyre



Short Stories

The Swan Suit

Katherine Fawcett

In this short story collection, reimagined folktales appear alongside new stories, serving to defamiliarize us from the undeniably odd tales we continue to pass down, and lend a vague familiarity to the stories of Katherine Fawcett’s invention. Blending banalities of everyday human routines and dilemmas with elements of fairy tales, magic, the macabre and the downright inventive, Fawcett’s fiction is anything but predictable. Together with her previous collection, The Little Washer of Sorrows, Fawcett proves she’s mastered the short form.