A Pretty Mouth

A Pretty Mouth
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Series: The Molly Tanzer Collection
Genres: Collections, Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Word Horde
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Trade Paperback
Length: 270 pp
ASIN: B095195NHR
ISBN: 9781939905628

From British Fantasy Award nominee Molly Tanzer comes a collection detailing the triumphs and misadventures of the decadent Calipash dynasty, a family blessed---and cursed---by cosmic weirdness. Look for A Pretty Mouth at better independent booksellers everywhere, and most online retailers.

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About the Book

Word Horde Presents: The Molly Tanzer Collection!

Back in print after some time, this new Author’s Preferred Edition of A Pretty Mouth features refreshed content, new introductory material and notes, and a new Matthew Revert cover!

A faithful valet is forced into the service of a decadent lord. A young writer of erotica returns to the family estate after many years in exile. A pair of twins conspires to explore the most eldritch and macabre debaucheries. A troupe of soldiers face off against unimagined barbarity. A young man determines to be part of the in crowd…at any cost.

From Molly Tanzer comes A Pretty Mouth, an interlaced collection detailing the triumphs and misadventures of the decadent Calipash dynasty, a family blessed—and cursed—by cosmic weirdness.

Cover Art and Design by Matthew Revert

Pub Date: May 25, 2021

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-62-8

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-63-5

Table of Contents

A Spotted Trouble at Dolor-on-the-Downs

The Hour of the Tortoise

The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins

A Pretty Mouth
Chapter One: Against Devotion
Chapter Two: Upon Receiving a Warning
Chapter Three: Here the Deities Disapprove
Chapter Four: My Lord All-Shame
Chapter Five: I Will Not Change, As Others Might
Chapter Six: This Will the Substance; He the Shadow Be
Chapter Seven: An Unheroic Exchange
Chapter Eight: Not All Souls Beauty Know
Chapter Nine: The Learnéd are the Least Devout
Chapter Ten: The Wanton Shepherd
Chapter Eleven: The Able Debauchee
Chapter Twelve: Art Can Indeed Seem Much Like Love
Chapter Thirteen: An Empty Source of Solid Harms
Chapter Fourteen: A History of the Unfortunate
Epilogue: Just Like Henry

Damnatio Memoriae

About the Author

MOLLY TANZER is the author of the Diabolist’s Library trilogy: Creatures of Will and Temper, the Locus Award-nominated Creatures of Want and Ruin, and Creatures of Charm and Hunger. She is also the author of the weird western Vermilion, an io9 and NPR “Best Book” of 2015, and the British Fantasy Award-nominated collection, A Pretty Mouth. Her critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Transcendent: The Year’s Best Trans and Nonbinary Speculative Fiction, and elsewhere. Follow her on Instagram @molly_tanzer or @wickedmilkhotel on Twitter. She lives outside of Boulder, CO with her cat, Toad.

Visit her online at mollytanzer.com.


“This is a sly and sparkling jewel of a book, and I can’t recommend it enough—get A Pretty Mouth in your hands or tentacles, post-haste, and prepare to be shocked, charmed, and (somewhat moistly) entertained!” —Livia Llewellyn, author of Furnace

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