In the Amber Chamber
Written by Shepherd University's own Dr. Carrie Messenger
In the Amber Chamber is a story collection where fairy tales and speculative fiction intersect with the hard facts of eastern European history. These political fables take place in eastern Europe, Kansas, and even on other planets. Its characters include Peace Corps volunteers, childless parents, Hansel and Gretel, former rural farmworkers, Dust Bowl survivors, and immigrants in Chicago. Like the work of Kelly Link and Angela Carter, In the Amber Chamber reframes our understanding of story.