Kissing the Witch : Old Tales in New Skins
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. Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world. In these fairy tales, women young and old tell their own stories of love and hate, honor and revenge, passion and deception. Using the intricate patterns and oral rhythms of traditional fairy tales, Emma Donoghue wraps age-old characters in a dazzling new skin.
- Hardback | 228 pages
- 129.54 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
- 15 May 1997
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Children's Books
- New York, NY, United States
- AMERICAN ed.