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Our Lady of the Dark Country
Our Lady of the Dark Country

Our Lady of the Dark Country

Regular price £13.00

Hedgespoken is delighted to stock a few copies of this remarkable book published by Wild Talewort - Sylvia and Rima have already collaborated on the extraordinary creation that is Tatterdemalion.

You can read more about Our Lady of the Dark Country in Sylvia's own words here.

In this collection of short stories, poems, and a novella, Sylvia V. Linsteadt explores the roots of patriarchal conquest in ancient Europe, and the possibility of something wholly different in both the deep past and the deep future. These are tales of women’s power, of a strength rooted in the dark of the moon and the nourishing soil. Within these pages, three girls call down dragons at the end of the world; Rhea Silvia, mother of Rome, tells the story of her life and her love for the river Tiber; a priestess of Delphi defies Apollo the day he comes to conquer the Python; a woman named Magdalena is accused of witchcraft in a small German town; a mountain lion leaps between ages; a group of women spin nettle fiber beyond the end of the world; and a maiden, mother and crone call forth the snakes that live in the Earth to try to overthrow a colonial empire.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Red String
  • When Dragons Came
  • The Pythia
  • Net
  • Our Lady of Nettles
  • Six Meditations of Torreya Ith
  • Burning Quail Woman
  • Rhea Silvia
  • The Dark Country
  • Epilogue: The Garden

Cover Art © Rima Staines 2017