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Tangleweed and Brine (Hardback)

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Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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Shortlisted for the Irish Times Book of the Year Award 2017

Winner of Young Adult Book of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards 2017

A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a witchy makeover. Be warned though, these stories are definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings, in the style of Aubrey Beardsley, by a new Irish illustrator.

"A tapestry of retellings and reimaginings, some told in beguiling second person, that foreground women – their desires, powers, fearsomeness and vulnerability … enriched by Vaughan’s sharp, intricate, Beardsleyesque illustrations" – The Guardian

Publisher: Little Island
ISBN: 9781910411926
Number of pages: 180
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


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"Deirdre Sullivan's writing is beguiling, bewitching and poetic. Her prose is almost dreamlike, reminiscent of Angela Carter." - Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games

'Witchy, eerie and beautiful. These thirteen fairytale retellings already feel like feminist classics." - Claire Hennessy, author of Like Other Girls

"Sullivan's prose is delicate and masterful, but there's a belligerence to it as well - these stories demand that we go as deeply with our reading as she has in her writing - that we listen to the women at the heart of these stories, that we see the shadows beneath the trees." - Dave Rudden, author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark"

Dark, intimate and poetic, these stunning feminist fairy tales give voice to the witches & the wicked queens and twist the familiar into something salty & seductive, offering a collection of stories you'll feel like you know in your bones." - Moira Fowley-Doyle, author of Spellbook of the Lost and Found

"Deirdre Sullivan's terse and stark renditions of fairy tales in Tangleweed and Brine challenge us to rethink what the destinies of young women were in traditional fairy tales, and she spells out what they might really be in other times and settings. Sullivan's original stories are riveting and offer readers unusual perspectives on how to read fairy tales in times of conflict." - Jack Zipes, author of The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Social and Cultural History of a Genre

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“Twisted!”

Thank you to bounce marketing for this beautiful hardback copy.
Gorgeous cover design.
Exquisite internal illustrations.
An excellent collection of very twisted fairy tales.

Hardback edition
8th November 2017
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Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Brilliant”

I love the fact that people now dare to grab fairytales and twist them into something more sinister than they have always been played out to be. But Deirdre Sullivan takes that to a whole new level. She justs guts... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
2nd December 2017
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