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Carpe Glitter
Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter


622 Pages, x

Formats: EPUB

EPUB, $2.95 (US $2.95) (CA $3.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781946154347

Rights: WOR

Meerkat Press (Oct 2019)
Meerkat Shorts


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Winner of the Nebula Award for best novelette! What do you do when someone else's past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artifact from World War II that has shaped her family history. Faced with her mother's desperate attempt to take the artifact for herself, Persephone must decide whether to hold onto the past—or use it to reshape her future.


"Casually audacious, this novella eases into deep strangeness so persuasively because it's so rooted in the real—here the edgy bond of mothers and daughters and their power over each other. The writing gently but completely and irresistibly pulls you in . . . before it shocks you." —Roy Freirich, author of Deprivation and Winged Creatures

"Cat Rambo's Carpe Glitter is a delightful mix of vintage horror and contemporary dysfunctional family issues. Think Shirley Jackson meets American Horror Story, and enjoy the spooky ride like I did." —Seb Doubinsky, author of The City-States Cycleseries

"Cat's attention to detail pulls you so convincingly into Persephone's world that you can practically smell the dust and feel the grit wafting off the pages … it lured me in gently, then the rails fell off and everything went bonkers, and I couldn't stop turning the pages. Imaginative and captivating!" —Kyle Richardson, author of Beast Heart and Wild Horse

"This suspenseful little novelette is tiny and fleeting (like glitter!) – perfect if you need a break or a night to escape. It's about a search through Grandmother's mystical items, a complex family dynamic, dark finds, and a symbolic question. It's sensory, interesting, and delightfully weird." —E.D.E. Bell, author of The Banished Craft

"If you like outside the box mysteries with a touch of magic this book is for you." —Chapters Through Life Book Blog

"The perfect pre-Halloween read." —Crystal's Library

"The plot kept me cheering for Persephone and adknowledging the fact that her grandmother was really something." —Michelle Meng's Book Blog

"With beautiful writing, a twisty plot, and a fantastic main character, what's not to love about Carpe Glitter? Highly recommended and definitely in the running for my favorite read of the year." —Jessica Belmont's Blog

Author Biography

Nebula award-winner, World Fantasy, and Endeavour award nominee Cat Rambo's published work includes 200+ stories, two novels, five collections, a cookbook, a travel guide, and two books for writers, Moving from Idea to Draft and Creating an Online Presence for Writers. She runs The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, which offers live and on-demand online writing classes aimed at speculative fiction writers. She is a two-term President of the The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Her 2020 publications include two novels: Exiles of Tabat (Wordfire Press) and You Sexy Thing (Tor/Macmillan).