The Rose and the Beast

The Rose and the Beast : Fairy Tales Retold

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With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place.A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse.And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men.Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.Best Children's Books 2000 (PW)Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL)
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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 229 pages
  • 133.9 x 185.2 x 23.4mm | 363.28g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060281308
  • 9780060281304

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