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

165 pages first pub 2020 (editions) user-added

fiction horror short stories adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced


Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject these traditional roles in a unique collection of stories w...

Read more

Community Reviews Summary of 37 reviews


dark 88%
tense 66%
mysterious 44%
adventurous 33%
challenging 22%
emotional 22%
funny 22%
informative 22%
inspiring 22%
reflective 22%
hopeful 11%
sad 11%


medium 55%
fast 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 85% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Average rating


See all reviews...

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...