Not your grandmother's fairy tales....
From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Caf authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!
Stories by Vonda N. McIntyre, Laura Anne Gilman, Sherwood Smith, Judith Tarr, and more.
Editors Phyllis Irene Radford and Deborah J. Ross compile nearly 20 reimaginations of classic fairy tales and mythological folklore in this entertaining and wide-ranging anthology. There's biting political satire in Patricia Rice's "No Newt Taxes", while Pati Nagle turns Rapunzel into a modern-day heroine. The stories are often funny, sometimes dark, or, as in Radford's "Little Red in the Hood", both at once. Christine Williams gives a delicately wry performance, using the theatricality of fairy tale storytellers to subtly wink and provide commentary in ways that complement these modern updates of beloved fables.
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