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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coming Attraction: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Little Red Dresses

Well, hello, you gorgeous cover/title combo, you...Allow me to show you to my wishlist...

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Kortege
96 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Candlewick Press
Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.

Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy's clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it's like to be swallowed whole. From bloodied and blinded stepsisters (they were duped) to a chopped-off finger flying into a heroine's cleavage, this is fairy tale world turned upside down. Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets, and he knows about the Ever After. So come closer
- he wants to whisper in your ear.

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  1. Oh no! I have this pet peeve about marketing and sales. And here I am being tempted. I haven't even read the synopsis, much less heard anything about this and I'm feeling like I might want to have this title/cover even if it turns out I don't want to read the book. Like buying a plague or poster for the wall.

  2. OK, the synopsis makes it sound like an irreverent riot. I'll keep an eye out for this.


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