A reinvention of the Rumplestiltskin story -- one spinner uses a stolen wheel, crippling his leg as he makes straw into a glittering dress for his beloved, whom he loses. A second spinner named Saskia becomes a master spinner -- until she too is forced to spin straw into gold. When they meet, a new tale must be spun.
From back cover: This is the story of two spinners. The first honed his craft at a stolen wheel, cramping and crippling his leg, turning a room full of straw into a glittering dress for his beloved--and losing her.
The second steals moments to teach herself, moments from her father's eye. The yarn she creates is like no other. Saskia is her name, and she grows up to be a master spinner herself. Nothing is beyond her--until she, too, must spin straw into gold.
And then they meet . . .