Proceeds to benefit the Theodore Payne Foundation.
In Sweet Tomb, Trinie Dalton tells the story of Candy, a candy-addicted witch who resents her inherited lifestyle. After a fire burns down her gingerbread house, she leaves the forest and ventures out in search of the excitement of a more urban environment. Along the way she encounters a self-mutilating puppet, tastes meat, and romances Death, a skeletal woman with a shoe fetish.
‘Dalton uses absurd, whimsical circumstances to reveal poignant truths about modern life.’
‘Trinie Dalton is as radically original a young writer as I’ve ever come across.’
Trinie Dalton is the author of the story collections Baby Geisha and Wide Eyed and the novella A Unicorn is Born. She is also the editor of MYTHTYM, a collection of essays, artwork, and miscellany on a variety of mythological and horror-related subjects, and the co-editor of Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, a book of confiscated notes from high school students. She teaches creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts.