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The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot’s Encounters

A much too trusting Harlot finds herself in the preyful Land of Ick and Eck, a place where she encounters peculiar creatures that have the most awful intensions of the carnal sort. By happenstance, she finds the company of a Ground Faerie, a Wood and Water Nymph, and a Butter-Maiden to assist her (sort of) along the way.

But Alas! How the outlandish figures are quite the handful, ranging from the likes of Spriggans, the-man-with-a-can-for-a-head, Jaw Skins, to Alter-Fops, a knight of courtly love, and a Nigwig (to name a few). Thankfully, there are moments of repose, such as those with the band of eunuchs with sacs on their heads, the beautiful Milk-Maidens, and the adventures within the Faerie Ring.

Though the bombardments continue to pursue her, Harlot’s innocent temperament, irrational faith, and devotion to feeding her curiosity provokes her forward, and thus her true strengths are revealed within the Land of Ick and Eck.

An author’s note: The following three volumes of The Land of Ick and Eck are meant to capture the fleeting, innocent imaginations of the little people, and the turning of head bones, or double hearing, of the larger folk. Harlot’sencounters are as they may seem, and not, depending on the spectacles chosen. This is indeed an orthodox expurgated glance upon the following happenings.

When a scream is heard, wait... for silence is our assurance of tolerability.

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About Micah Genest

Micah Genest was born in Québec, Canada, graduated from Concordia and McGill University in Montréal, studying English literature, theology, and education.

His works tend to use gallows humour, dark/bizarre fantasy, and satire. Pushing the literary boundaries of contemporary conventional children's literature (or children in literature), his writings explore an array of troubling/controversial subjects, much like early-modern literature for children, and a touch of modern.

Inspiration for his works derive from European and American fairytales; classic children novels, such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, Peter Pan and Wendy, and Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland; as well as late medieval romances, and Georgian literature on sensibility.

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