A review by beesreadings
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



Black Cranes is a short story anthology written by Asian women and their gripping take on the stereotypes that they’ve seen their entire lives blended in with legends and myths and it didn’t disappoint. I didn’t read this book in one go. I took my time with each story and even though I clearly have favourites, each story left something stirring in me. I think this book is a take on horror literature at its best as every story punches you in the gut and makes you think, relate and dread. As an Asian woman myself, a lot of stuff in here was relatable, especially accepting and/or moving away from your culture and diaspora experiences. Would love to check out the writing of each author in this collection. All in all, this book was both a delightful and eerie read.