How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories

by Kate Bernheimer, Catherine Eyde

Elegant and brutal, the stories in Kate Bernheimer’s latest collection occupy a heightened landscape, where the familiar cedes to the grotesque and nonsense just as often devolves intoterror.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 158 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.56 out of 5
  • Published August 5th 2014 by Coffee House Press
  • ISBN: 156689347X (ISBN13: 9781566893473)

Elegant and brutal, the stories in Kate Bernheimer’s latest collection occupy a heightened landscape, where the familiar cedes to the grotesque and nonsense just as often devolves into terror. These are fairy tales out of time, renewing classic stories we think we know, like one of Bernheimer’s girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, leaving her beautiful but alone.Kate Bernheimer is the author of the short story collection Horse, Flower, Bird and the editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and the journal Fairy Tale Review.