“Headstrong, clever, and haunted by her past, Jacobson’s Tink is the Jessica Jones of Neverland―even sharing her appreciation for a good, stiff drink. But make no mistake, this Tink is very much her own unique character, navigating complex relationships with Peter and Wendy. Jacobson breathes new life into traditional Peter Pan lore, shuttling her protagonists between modern-day upstate New York and a Neverland built and managed by fairies. Tink and Wendy is a delight for fans of Peter Pan, but easily has the richness and heart to stand on its own.” –Tara Campbell, author, Cabinet of Wrath: A Doll Collection
What happens when Tinker Bell is in love with both Peter Pan and Wendy? In this sparkling re-imagining of Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy’s granddaughter Hope Darling finds the reclusive Tinker Bell squatting at the Darling mansion in order to care for the graves of her two lost friends after a love triangle gone awry. As Hope wins the fairy’s trust, Tink tells her the truth about Wendy and Peter―and her own role in their ultimate fate. Told in three alternating perspectives―past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History written by Tink’s own fairy godmother―this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend.
TINK AND WENDY by Kelly Ann Jacobson
ISBN: 978-1953103130; Trade Paper Original; 192 pages; $14; October 26, 2021
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Past Praise for KELLY ANN JACOBSON
“Jacobson has a gift for description, pulling the reader onto the page and immersing her in unfamiliar settings.” ―Melody and Words
“Anchored by family, culture and love, this story is a joy to read.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson is the author or editor of many published books, including her contest-winning chapbook An Inventory of Abandoned Things (Split/Lip Press) and her forthcoming young adult novel Tink and Wendy (Three Rooms Press). Kelly received her PhD in fiction from Florida State University and teaches speculative fiction and short story writing for Southern New Hampshire University’s online MFA in creative writing.
Kelly’s short fiction has been published in such places as Best Small Fictions, Daily Science Fiction,Northern Virginia Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, New Plains Review, and Gargoyle.