Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Fessier, Michael

(1907-1988) US writer. His first novel, Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind (1935), is a curious tale whose luckless hero is persecuted by a murderous little old man with a direly intimidating stare, but finds succour by virtue of his involvement with a supernatural female. Clovis (1948) is a comedy about a smart-talking parrot who finds it frustratingly difficult to build a career as an educator of mankind. MF's uncollected short stories include the Shapeshifting fantasies "Bewitched" (1950) and "The Blue-Eyed Horse" (1955), the first about "the cat in every woman" and the second about a gambler's comeuppance. [BS]

Michael Fessier


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