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Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald Circus, The Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with this effortlessly wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed; where a spinner of straw into gold becomes a money-changer and the big bad wolf retires to a nursing home. Rediscover the fables you once knew, rewritten and refined for the world we now live in―or a much better version of it.
I absolutely love retold fairy tales, and Jane Yolen is a master of the art. When I saw this collection coming out I got really excited–looking forward to diving into it! Also, how great is that cover?!? How to Fracture a Fairy Tale will be out on November 5th from Tachyon Publications.
18 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen”
I love a re-told fairy tale too! This sounds fantastic! Happy reading!
I love Jane Yolen, and this does sound good. And yes, that cover!!
She’s one of those authors that I wish got mentioned more often.
Sounds cool and my bestie recently received an arc of this. I’m anxious for some reviews!
I have an ARC of this as well, hoping to get to it soon!
I agree that cover is great!!! The yellow and the purple both clash and somehow look really good together!
Right?! It works really well.
Wow, this sounds wonderful! I’ll definitely be checking this one out now, thanks for bringing it to my attention!
I got to read an ARC of this and there are some amazing stories inside!!
So glad to hear!
I haven’t read a Jane Yolen book in a while, but this one does sound super fun! I really like the idea of the wolf retiring to a nursing home 😀
Yes! Love her retellings, always so interesting.
This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve never read Jane Yolen!
She’s really great. 🙂
This sounds great and I love the cover. I’ve read Jane Yolen before and enjoyed her short stories -which is quite unusual as I don’t tend to go for shorter stories.
She really is great at short stories!