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Mothers Grimm
Author: Danielle Wood

ISBN: 9781741756746
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 September 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.9
A sly, cheeky and blackly comic novel about mothering, heartache, heartbreak, desire, love and death.

'Danielle Wood has turned four well-known fairy tales inside out and upside down, shaking out their secrets in order to illuminate the hidden fears and desires of four very modern women. Psychologically acute and mordantly witty, the stories in 'Mothers Grimm' unsettle the reader with their too-close-to-the-bone truths one moment, and cause a wry smile of recognition the next.' Kate Forsyth, bestselling author of Bitter Greens

You make deals with God. You make deals with the Devil. You're not fussy. But as a wise man once said: "It's the saying you don't care what you get what gets you jiggered." So you say it, and you're jiggered, but what you give birth to is a hedgehog. It's prickly and its cry is a noise so terrible that you wish someone would scrape fingernails on a blackboard to give you some relief.

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