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New World Fairy Tales

A collection of stories by

In contemporary America, an un-named college student sets out on an obsessive journey of discovery to collect and record the life-stories of total strangers. The interviews that follow have echoes of another, far more famous literary journey, undertaken long ago and in another world.Drawing on the original, unexpurgated tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, six of their most famous works are re-imagined in the rich and endlessly varied landscapes of contemporary America.From the glass towers of Manhattan to the remoteness of the Blue Ridge mountains; from the swamps of Louisiana to the jaded glamour of Hollywood, New World Fairy Tales reclaims the fairy tale for the modern adult audience. A haunting blend of romance and realism, these stripped-back narratives of human experience are the perfect read for anyone who has read their child a bedtime fairy story, and wondered who ever said these were stories meant for children.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: New World Fairy Tales
Author(s): Cassandra Parkin
ISBN: 1-84471-881-6 / 978-1-84471-881-8 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: New World Fairy Tales
Author(s): Cassandra Parkin
Publisher: Salt
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