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Kissing the Witch
- Old Tales in New Skins
- Narrated by: Maggie Mash
- Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time.
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.
What the critics say
"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)
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It is a wonderful patch work of Stories. With a sweetly poetic flow. Great read/listen!
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- Leslie B
Emma Donoghue is great
Loved the flow, the feminism, the women's ways. Excellently rewritten fairytales.
A little flavor of 1001 Arabian nights in structure.
- A. Morrison
I was captivated and entertained. still trying to track down some of the fairytales that were muses to stories...looking forward to reading more by Donoghue