A powerfully evocative portrait of an alternative community in the early 1970s, told with a child's-eye simplicity by a young resident. Short fiction from an author whose work has been described by World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer as "Rapacious, intelligent and witty".
Cover by Anna Tambour
"I have particularly enjoyed Monterra's fable, and have read it to my pigs Alice, Ferdinand and Isabella, who also appreciated its humour and scope."
"Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & could never be mistaken for ordinary genre fiction ... don't imagine this as high falutin' 'lit'rature' accessible only to people with advanced degrees. Anyone with a taste for beauty, audacity, sensuality, and wit can find much to enjoy here."
–Faren Miller, Locus
"... odd and surreal ... sometimes whimsical, and often wonderfully strange."
–Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
"Anna Tambour is an Australian writer of decidedly offbeat stories... she has a supremely quirky viewpoint and a tendency toward genre-bending and strange humour. But I had no idea to what extent! Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & is a revelation and a delight. Tambour's writing ranges from mainstream to slipstream, to animal and plant fantasies, metafiction, horror, science fiction, and stories odd enough that they can hardly be described as anything but 'Tambour fiction'."
–Rich Horton, "A Different Drum: Anna Tambour's First Collection Reviewed", Lost Pages
"Anna Tambour for me is one of those underrated speculative fiction authors."
–Charles Tan, Bibliophile Stalker