Wildwood: fairy tales and fables re-imagined

Kate Kasten (Author)


These fanciful stories are based on well-known European fairy tales and fables. As with the originals, some are light and whimsical, others ferociously grim. They are written in the traditional language and style that we remember from childhood, but unlike the originals, they are not for children. Adult lovers of fairy tales may, on reflection, have wondered how fared the wedding night of a princess who could not endure a pea; what became of Hansel and Gretel after their hideous ordeal; what inner anguish the naked emperor suffered as he doggedly paraded past his gaping subjects; and whence came the outlandish tale of a wolf successfully passing himself off as a grandmother. These and other questions are answered in Wildwood's fourteen satirical tales.

Product Details

Kate Kasten
Publish Date
August 14, 2013
5.25 X 0.45 X 8.0 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Kasten is the author of the novels, The De-Conversion of Kit Lamb, Ten Small Beds and Better Days. Her short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, Northwest Review, The Madison Review and two fiction anthologies, Side Show and Paraspheres. With Sandra de Helen, Kasten co-wrote a musical satire of the Nancy Drew mystery genre, The Clue in the Old Birdbath, which has been produced by theatre companies in Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Portland. Kasten lives and writes in Iowa City, Iowa, where she teaches English as a Second Language. More information about Kasten's work can be found at www.katekasten.com.