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    DescriptionKate Bernheimer's newest novel contains all the madness and exoticism of fairy tales, set in a contemporary urban landscape. Enchantment is everyday, villains are everywhere, and the dark woods always lurk in one's mind. A sequel to "The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold", this novel follows the life of Merry Gold, the eldest and meanest of the Gold sisters, through poetry, pictures, and haunting childlike prose. Guilty about her destructive desires and longing for peace, Merry makes her way through design school and a melange of men. Throughout her bleak life as a seamstress, she returns to her family again and again, seeking solace. Merry observes her world with disarming honesty, methodically living out her days. Bernheimer conjures a troubling and beautiful setting that is representative of Merry's inner turmoil and explosive imagination. The story moves between past and present, marking the unhurried pace with a sense of fragility. "In winter, the lesson room was freezing, and often my teeth would chatter to the rhythm of the music. I was a skinny, chattering doll in a freezer, gay piano music bouncing off the walls." Bernheimer once again delves into the internal anguish of the Gold family and extracts a magical, carefully stitched tale of strange and happy fear.


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    Title
    The Complete Tales of Merry Gold
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Bernheimer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781573661317
    ISBN 10: 1573661317
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3602.E76 C663 2006
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    The University of Alabama Press
    Imprint name
    Fiction Collective Two
    Publication date
    15 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Normal
    Author Information
    Kate Bernheimer, Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Alabama, is the editor of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore their Favorite Fairy Tales.
    Review quote
    “A real gem, my favorite book of the year. A novel so simple and beautiful that you forget how hard it is to pull off simple and beautiful. Bernheimer’s second novel is a great, great success.”—Willy Vlautin