Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Grace Chan, Gabriela Lee, Nadia Bulkin, Alma Katsu, Geneve Flynn, Rin Chupeco, Angela Yuriko Smith, Rena Mason, Elaine Cuyegkeng, Christina Sng, Lee Murray

216 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction horror short stories adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced


Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife.Quiet, submissive, demure.In Black Cranes, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their experie...

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Community Reviews Summary of 48 reviews


dark 92%
mysterious 53%
tense 53%
adventurous 38%
emotional 23%
reflective 23%
challenging 15%
funny 15%
informative 15%
inspiring 15%
sad 15%
hopeful 7%


medium 58%
fast 41%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Character: 10% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 62% | Yes: 37%

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