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The Witch

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The Witch

And Other Tales Re-Told

By Jean Thompson

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780147516985, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

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Description
A National Book Award finalist and bestselling author, Jean Thompson's new collection of "bewitching improvisations on fairy tales" are "spellbinding" (Booklist, starred review).
Jean Thompson--author of the National Book Award finalist Who Do You Love and the New York Times bestseller The Year We Left Home--is a writer at the height of her powers. Capturing the magic and horror in everyday life, Thompson revisits beloved fables that represent our deepest, most primeval fears and satisfy our longings for good to triumph over evil (preferably in the most gruesome way possible). From the wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood" to the beauty asleep in her castle, The Witch and Other Tales Retold triumphantly brings the fairy tale into the modern age.


About the Author
Jean Thompson is the author of six novels, among them The Humanity Project and The Year We Left Home, and six story collections, including Who Do You Love (a National Book Award finalist). She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
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