The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, my forthcoming short story collection from Brooklyn Arts Press (pre-order it HERE!), features a cover image created by artist Alicia DeBrincat. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was ‘The Banshees’.
‘The Banshees’ is a story that explores a love triangle between three disaffected girls who are renegotiating their identities as punks. Spoiler alert: at the end of the story, Siouxsie Sioux—‘a throatfully cawing black-haired sun’—has a cameo, and she’s pissed, which makes everyone really uncomfortable. Watch this and imagine:
And here’s my own collage to accompany ‘The Banshees’:
My collage, awkwardly craftsy, is not afraid of being literal (Sharpied-on Siouxsie makeup—really?), whereas DeBrincat’s cover image, while it may use ‘The Banshees’ as a launching point, works to embody the character of the whole collection.
The book comes out December 1, and you can pre-order it HERE. Ok, here's one more: