The show-shoers / George R. Stewart -- The birthday boys / Beryl Bainbridge -- The other side of luck / Greg Child -- Cadillac desert / Marc Reisner -- The seventh man / Haruki Murakami -- To build a fire / Jack London -- A descent into the maelstrom / Edgar Allan Poe -- The hyena / Paul Bowles -- "Come quick! I'm being eaten by a bear" / Larry Kanuit -- The wolves of Aguila / Peter Matthiessen -- The crematioin of Sam McGee / Robert W. Service -- The Marfa lights / Judith M. Breuske -- They bite / Antony Boucher -- The red man / Eric Martin -- Hunters in the snow / Tobias Wolff -- For everything its season / John Long -- McTeague / Frank Norris.
In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep-seated fear and distrust of each other.
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New England scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh.
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.