Norilana Books, Winnetka, CA 2009
From my local library, read for Once Upon A Time VI.
I wish I could remember where I first heard of this collection. Maybe is was from a blurb on the jacket of Salt of the Air by Vera Nazarian, also published by Norilana Books.
Eugie Foster has taken themes from Far Eastern folk tales and written a beautiful collection of twelve stories. An air of delicacy provides a base for tales that are moving, often funny and filled with mystery. These include stories of demons, an angry ghost, a fox-women and other elements from classic Chinese and Japanese tales.
I am lucky my library had this book in the catalog. It is lovely. Foster is a short story author I am unfamiliar with, like N.K. Jemisin, and another reason for me to pay more attention to story publications, both in print and on-line.