Black Heart, Ivory Bones (Fairy Tale Anthologies, No 6)
Black Heart Ivory Bones - Fairy Tale Anthologies, No 6 Author:Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor) Hair bright as gold ... Lips red as blood ... Heart black as sin ... Truth sharp as bone... — A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair ... A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride...A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compe... more »lled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view ... In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear ...
As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.
Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional anew treasures -- as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales.
Rapunzel / Tanith Lee
The Crone / Delia Sherman
Big Hair / Esther Friesner
The King With Three Daughters / Russell Blackford
Boys And Girls Together / Neil Gaiman
And Still She Sleeps / Greg Costikyan
Snow in Summer / Jane Yolen
Briar Rose and Witch / Debra Cash
Chanterelle / Brian Stableford
Bear It Away / Michael Cadnum
Goldilocks Tells All / Scott Bradfield
My Life as a Bird / Charles de Lint
The Red Boots / Leah Cutter
Rosie's Dance / Emma Hardesty
You, Little Match-girl / Joyce Carol Oates
Dreaming Among Men / Bryn Kanar
The Cats of San Martino / Ellen Steiber
The Golem / Severna Park
Our Mortal Span / Howard Waldrop
Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower / Susanna Clarke