Perfect Books is proud to present

Amal El-Mohtar's

The Honey Month

Sunday, August 29th at 5 p.m.

Praise for The Honey Month:

Amal El-Mohtar’s fascinating experiment in literary synesthesia takes the scents, tastes and textures from a gift of assorted honeys and transmutes them through artistic inspiration into a wordsmith’s cycle of fey mischief. These bewitching poems and stories, always sensuous, sometimes sad, unwind a fevered world of magic and longing and young women who chance the uncanny and gain wisdom beyond their years.

-- Mike Allen, editor of Mythic Delirium

As you tuck into Amal El-Mohtar's The Honey Month, I would recommend having at the ready a big plate of warm crusty bread oozing butter and a few jars of honey with spoons at the ready. Yes, it will make you that hungry, that desirous of the sticky, glorious stuff.

-- Midori Snyder

Amal El-Mohtar exploded the speculative poetry world like a nova -- and here she turns her dream-like attention to prose. Like nothing else you've read, The Honey Month is a strange and radiant hybrid of foody passion, sly sensuality, and geeky obsession of the best kind.

-- Catherynne M. Valente

Praise for Amal......

Amal El-Mohtar first starting working for Perfect Books when she was 17.  A mutual friend,  fantasy author Charles de Lint, recommended her to me.  I thought that the last thing I wanted was a “kid” I had to spend all my time training and baby sitting.  What a mistake that would have been!  Amal brought a light to our store that she carries with her wherever she goes.  Her sheer joy at working in the bookstore, her love of books and her quest for knowledge made her leaving finally to do her PHD in England a real loss.  If this store had any small part in fostering her wonderful gift as a writer it would make us inordinately proud.  But I know we had nothing to do with it.  She is a creative force unto herself.  I am just proud to have been a witness.

a special note from Perfect Book's manager, Pat

Amal El-Mohtar is an Ottawa-born child of the Mediterranean, currently pursuing the elusive beast that is a PhD at the Cornwall campus of the University of Exeter, sharpening her quills for the hunt. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in several print and online venues, and her poem "Song for an Ancient City" won the 2009 Rhysling Award. She co-edits Goblin Fruit, an online quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry, with Jessica P. Wick, and is presently working on a series of love-letters to Damascus masquerading as a collection of poems.



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