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Sabina Murray


Sabina Murray

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines and is currently a member of the MFA faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of MUCKROSS ABBEY AND OTHER STORIES, THE HUMAN ZOO, TALES OF THE NEW WORLD, A CARNIVORE'S INQUIRY, FORGERY, VALIANT GENTLEMEN and THE CAPRICES, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Sabina Murray

Books by Sabina Murray

by Sabina Murray - Fiction, Gothic, Short Stories

In 10 strange tales, Sabina Murray brings readers to haunted sites --- from a West Australian convent school to the moors of England to the shores of Cape Cod. From a twisted recasting of Daphne du Maurier’s REBECCA, to an actor who dies for his art only to haunt his mother’s house, to the titular “Muckross Abbey,” an Irish chieftain burial site cursed by the specter of a flesh-eating groom --- Murray gives us painters, writers, historians and nuns all confronting the otherworldly in fantastically creepy ways. With notes of Wharton and James, Stoker and Shelley, now drawn into the present, these macabre stories are sure to captivate and chill.

by Sabina Murray - Fiction

Filipino-American Christina “Ting” Klein has just traveled from New York to Manila, both to escape her imminent divorce, and to begin research for a biography of Timicheg, an indigenous Filipino brought to America at the start of the 20th century to be exhibited as part of a "human zoo." It has been one year since Procopio “Copo” Gumboc swept the elections in an upset and took power as president. Arriving unannounced at her aging aunt’s aristocratic home, Ting quickly falls into upper-class Manila life. To make her way, she must balance the aristocratic traditions of her extended family, seemingly at odds with both situation and circumstance, as well as temper her stance towards a regime her loved ones are struggling to survive.