The Fate of Mice by Susan Palwick 2007 (218 pgs)
A short story collection with weight, where magical realism used to explore the human condition. The tales are thought-provoking and resonant, touching on myth and magic.
Some of the offerings: A self-aware, existential mouse ponders his own mortality in a lab. A werewolf married to a human realizes how troublesome a relationship can be when you age in dog years. A politician learns never to trust a reanimated corpse to stay on message. The dark reality of Cinderella’s godmother’s true identity is revealed.