The Complete Tales of Merry Gold
By (author) Kate Bernheimer
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Complete Tales of Merry Gold by Kate Bernheimer
Book DescriptionKate Bernheimer's newest novel contains all the madness and exoticism of fairy tales, set in a contemporary urban landscape. Enchantment is everyday, villains are everywhere, and the dark woods always lurk in one's mind. A sequel to "The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold", this novel follows the life of Merry Gold, the eldest and meanest of the Gold sisters, through poetry, pictures, and haunting childlike prose. Guilty about her destructive desires and longing for peace, Merry makes her way through design school and a melange of men. Throughout her bleak life as a seamstress, she returns to her family again and again, seeking solace. Merry observes her world with disarming honesty, methodically living out her days. Bernheimer conjures a troubling and beautiful setting that is representative of Merry's inner turmoil and explosive imagination. The story moves between past and present, marking the unhurried pace with a sense of fragility. "In winter, the lesson room was freezing, and often my teeth would chatter to the rhythm of the music. I was a skinny, chattering doll in a freezer, gay piano music bouncing off the walls." Bernheimer once again delves into the internal anguish of the Gold family and extracts a magical, carefully stitched tale of strange and happy fear.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573661317
(215mm x 141mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Fiction Collective Two
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kate Bernheimer
How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, Paperback (August 2014)
Elegantly simple fairy tales where nonsense is as commonplace as violence from a master of the form.
Lonely Book, Hardback (April 2012)
When a wonderful new book arrives at the library, at first it is loved by all, checked out constantly, and rarely spends a night on the library shelf. But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live. Full color.
Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, Paperback (March 2011)
Berhnheimer's "The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold" is a perfect end to the Gold family series, and the perfect introduction, for new readers, to Bernheimer's enchanting body of work.
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Kate Bernheimer
The fairy tale lives again in this book of 40 new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction--Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than 30 other extraordinary writers.
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Author Biography - Kate Bernheimer
Kate Bernheimer, Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Alabama, is the editor of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore their Favorite Fairy Tales.
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