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Cerbera - Alexander Glass
« on: February 02, 2004, 10:10:17 pm »
"Cerbera" by Alexander Glass (Scheherazade #24)

This is a sensitive retelling of Orpheus' attempt to rescue Eurydice from Hades, with Orpheus cast as a modern-day slide guitarist. The story is told from the point of view of Cerberus, the fierce three-headed dog who fails in his duty of guarding the gate. Lucid prose captures perfectly the haunting tones of slide blues, and occasional gentle humour keeps the sentiment in check.