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magical realism, bayou, alligators, fable, moth girls, fairy tales, hot air balloon



This collection of short stories spans subjects and characters from all around this world and the next. From Himalayan moth girls to swamp princesses and alligator wrestlers, The Ballad of Sparrowfoot offers a unique glimpse inside real and imagined communities and the people who live there. Search for pirate treasure on a magical island, join the cast of fairy tale princesses being raised in a convent, and experience the tribulations of the a bird-footed girl in Louisiana as she searches for her genealogical roots.