Kissing the Witch

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Hamish Hamilton, 1997 - Fairy tales - 210 pages
159 Reviews
Thirteen interconnected stories, narrated by women, inspired by the themes encountered in classic fairy tales. By the author of Hood.

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Writing is gorgeous. - Goodreads
The stories have unrealistic and unsatisfying endings. - Goodreads
It's fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
The writing is sublime. - Goodreads
Donoghue's writing is mesmerizing and magical. - Goodreads
Also, the ending to that one is pretty awesome. - Goodreads

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Heidi Garrett - Goodreads

This is kind of a stunning read. The poetry and texture of the prose is the kind of stuff that makes me go into a deep swoon as a reader. From the first of these exquisite thirteen tales, The Tale of ... Read full review

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Paula Geanau - Goodreads

On the first read: very seductive writing style, yes, and what a lovely thing to find queer relationships in fairy tale type stories; the way the stories are woven together adds to the mystery, but if ... Read full review

Contents

The Tale of the Shoe i
3
The Tale of the Bird
13
The Tale of the Rose
27
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About the author (1997)

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction. It is based on the Codrington Affair - which was a divorce case that captivated Britain in 1864. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including the Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and on September 7, 2010 it made the short list.

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