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Monuments to the Dead
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Monuments to the Dead

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Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: Tor, 1994
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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Fantasy
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When Mount Rushmore suddenly disappears--no more presidents gracing its face--The American Observer sends Emelia Sunlake to give the California perspective.

Emelia wants to put "a white, middle-class, female California perspective" on the experience. But she soon discovers that everyone--white, black, Native and non-Native--sees this strange phenomenon differently.

This short story originally appeared in the anthology Tales from the Great Turtle (1994), edited by Piers Anthony and Richard Gilliam. It can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1995), edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. The story is included in the collection Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon (2001).


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