An alchemical curiosity-cabinet-as-novel
Structured as a series of interconnected galleries, The Fairy Tale Museum is a curiosity-cabinet-as-novel that showcases the original, spectacular, grotesque, endearing, and otherworldly. You’ll meet bird-headed lovers, a cyborg cyclops, a fortune teller, revolutionary ventriloquists’ dummies, a narcoleptic vampire, Eros and Thanatos, and a host of woodland creatures. This is a book that celebrates hybrids, creativity, and transformation—a manifesto against putting ourselves into boxes that limit who we can be and what is possible.
Susannah M. Smith is the author of the novel How the Blessed Live (Coach House Books). Her short fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and poetry have appeared in various publications. She lives in Vancouver, where she works as an archivist and curator. Visit her online at susannahmsmith.ca.