The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told (Hardcover)

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Description


Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children. The lurking wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood," the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel, the beauty asleep in her castle--these fables represent some of our deepest, most primeval fears and satisfy our longing for good to win out over evil (preferably in the most gruesome way possible). In this captivating new collection, critically acclaimed author Jean Thompson takes the classic fairy tale and brings it into the modern age with stories that capture the magic and horror in everyday life. The downtrodden prevail, appearances deceive, and humility and virtue triumph in The Witch, as lost children try to find their way home, adults cursed by past unspeakable acts are fated to experience their own horror in the present, and true love--or is it enchantment?--conquers all. The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told is a haunting and deeply entertaining collection, showcasing the inimitable Thompson at the height of her storytelling prowess.

About the Author


Jean Thompson is the author of six novels, among them The Humanity Project and The Year We Left Home, and six story collections, including Who Do You Love (a National Book Award finalist). She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399170584
ISBN-10: 0399170588
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Publication Date: September 25th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English