This eclectic group of short stories traverses time, place, and genre to deliver vivid accounts of captivating worlds, both real and imagined. By weaving together the historical and the fantastic, the stories in this collection produce fascinating narratives that remain deeply human. The startling title story, 'Thumbprints,' explores the darker side of the book business when a literary agent goes too far to ensure that his author’s fees are paid in full. 'Erdeni’s Tiger,' a historical drama, features a young wife in twelfth-century Mongolia who must master the spirit world to save her tribe. 'Climb the Wind' revisits Mongolia in a modern-day setting as the country’s military past haunts its current inhabitants.