MRS. BEAST is an enchantingly dark story about what became of the great fairy tale beauties after they said "I DO". The story begins with Beauty, who shortly after marrying the Prince realized she preferred her loving Beast to the vain and eccentric Prince. Leaving the comforts of the castle behind, she embarks on a quest to find Elora, the enchantress who changed the beast into a Prince, and convince her to change him back into the Beast. Her quest takes her through Grimm Land, a place where angst clings and spreads like lichen, and where she meets Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and learns what became of them after they married their princes. Snow White lives in a commune deep in the woods with the Seven Dwarfs, their seven wives and many children. Rapunzel lives in the low end of Storyendburg and makes her living on the streets. Sleeping Beauty is an opium addict living in the Kingdom of Dreams, and Cinderella hides behind a veil refusing to accept the toll aging has taken. MRS. BEAST turns fairy tale beauty inside out and invites the reader to do the same in this delicious twist on these fairy tale classics.
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Used availability for Pamela Ditchoff's Mrs Beast
January 1999 : USA Hardback
October 2017 : USA Paperback
March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition