Angela Slatter asks me about Aletheia, and I say….


Angela Slatter is the WFC award-winning author of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales, A Feast of Sorrows: Stories and Black-Winged Angels, as well as Midnight and Moonshine and The Female Factory (both with Lisa L. Hannett). She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, and five Aurealis Awards, as well as being a finalist for the Norma K. Hemming Award.

She dug Aletheia. She had me on her blog.

Aletheia: JS Breukelaar

INK is out.

From Le Zaparogue Editions.

An armless pianist, a demon, a psychopath and other “freaks”… J.S. Breukelaar’s characters could definitely spring out of some acid-fueled dreamscape and yet she manages to give them a depth and a humanity that is both chilling and fascinating. Following the short stories, you will find a small collection of Breukelaar’s poetry, which is as hard as it is sensitive – pushing the reader towards emotional unbalance and satori-like experience. A major new woman’s voice in literature, J.S. Breukelaar’s stories and poetry is an must-have for all those who are dedicated to REAL literature.  – Sebastien Doubinsky, author of The Babylon Trilogy.)

Breukelaar conjures a range of associations, from William Burroughs and Kathy Acker to Cormac McCarthy and J.G. Ballard… the forensic tenderness of imagined worlds and forbidden thoughts that seem simultaneously to be both deeply peculiar and disturbingly apt. – Kris Saknussemm, Zanesville.