Kissing The Witch

Kissing The Witch

Old Tales In New Skins

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Collins, c1997
ISBN: 9780060275754
0060275758
Branch Call Number: DON
Characteristics: 228 p

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thelibrarylush
Dec 17, 2016

I like the concept of this book, and the stories were good. However, because the stories are short there isn't much character development, & because there are different characters it was difficult to keep track of whose story I was on. Overall though, I liked it.

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LadyDi52
Mar 28, 2015

Very clever!

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Urbano
Jan 31, 2015

The fairy tales we know and love linked together and beautifully re-imagined from an erotically feminist perspective. This collection drew me in and held me tight from the very first page and I was sorry for it to end.

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Dec 17, 2016

thelibrarylush thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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