A powerfully evocative portrait of an alternative community in the early 1970s, told with a child's-eye simplicity by a young resident. Short fiction from an author whose work has been described by World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer as "Rapacious, intelligent and witty".
"Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & could never be mistaken for ordinary genre fiction ... don't imagine this as high falutin' 'lit'rature' accessible only to people with advanced degrees. Anyone with a taste for beauty, audacity, sensuality, and wit can find much to enjoy here."
--Faren Miller, Locus
"... odd and surreal ... sometimes whimsical, and often wonderfully strange."
--Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
"Anna Tambour is an Australian writer of decidedly offbeat stories... she has a supremely quirky viewpoint and a tendency toward genre-bending and strange humour. But I had no idea to what extent! Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & is a revelation and a delight. Tambour's writing ranges from mainstream to slipstream, to animal and plant fantasies, metafiction, horror, science fiction, and stories odd enough that they can hardly be described as anything but 'Tambour fiction'."
--Rich Horton, "A Different Drum: Anna Tambour's First Collection Reviewed", Lost Pages
"Anna Tambour for me is one of those underrated speculative fiction authors."
--Charles Tan, Bibliophile Stalker