Nicola Griffith
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A truly gorgeous novella by an award-winning queer author. This is a brief retelling of the Arthurian legend featuring a woman in the role of Percival. The book draws on older sources of the legend and uses Welsh spellings of the names of the characters. So Percival is Peretur, Arthur is Artos, and Camelot is Caer Leon. Griffith did some intense research for this novella, as she describes in her Afterword. This is my online book club selection for December and I'm glad I voted for it. The prose is gorgeous, the retelling is inventive, and the characters are relatable. I wouldn't be surprised if this book nets Griffith her first Hugo next year.

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