Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Emma Donoghue (Author)
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Description

Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances--sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous. Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed.Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire. Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world. In these fairy tales, women young and old tell their own stories of love and hate, honor and revenge, passion and deception. Using the intricate patterns and oral rhythms of traditional fairy tales, Emma Donoghue wraps age-old characters in a dazzling new skin.

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Product Details

Price
$11.99  $11.03
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
February 27, 1999
Pages
240
Dimensions
4.7 X 0.6 X 8.0 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780064407724

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About the Author

Emma Donoghue est l'auteur de plusieurs romans, parmi lesquels Room, qui a ete dans la shortlist du Booker Prize. Nee en 1969 a Dublin, elle vit aujourd'hui au Canada. Elle est la mere de deux enfants.

Reviews

"Stunning. "-- "The Boston Globe""Sophisticated, provocative, and bracing. "-- "The New York Times Book Review""A masterful, gorgeous, and wickedly well written book.-- Francesca Lia Block, author of "Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books""These tales are revolutionary."-- "The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle"