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The Glitter Rose Collection will feature five short stories by Marianne de Pierres – four previously published and one new story.

Each copy of this limited edition Twelfth Planet Press print run will be signed and presented in a beautiful hardbound cover with internal illustrations.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Trent Jamieson
* Glimmer-by-dark
* Moon Flowers at the Ritz
* The Flag Game
* final title forthcoming

Plus bonus
* In the Bookshadow
 
The Glitter Rose stories are set against the background of Carmine Island where a decade ago spores from deep in the ocean blew in, by a freak of nature, and settled on the sands. These spores bring fierce allergies to the island's population. And maybe other, more sinister effects. As we follow Tinashi’s journey of moving to Carmine and settling into island life, a clearer picture emerges of just what is happening.

Glitter Rose is named after the glitter rose dusks that happen at certain tides –  when the last of sunset has fallen, a strange phosphorescence can be seen on the sands of the beaches. Colourless at first, it rapidly changes to a “carpet of tiny, shining, rose-coloured grains” as the sky darkens.

If you are coming to these elegant, truthful and sensuous stories for the first time I envy you. They’ll haunt your dreams, yes, but what fabulous dreams. On Carmine Island as dusk settles into the glitter rose gleam of evening, anything is possible. -- Trent Jamieson



 
Glitter Rose will be released in September 2010 at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne.
Preorders will be posted out late June.

Collection: Glitter Rose

Please note: International postage options will be available as soon.
Online payment facilities will be available to prepay and collect at Aussicon 4.

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