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“A reinvention of the Rapunzel fairy tale, a luscious origin story from the witch’s point of view… McMyne melds folklore with actual historical figures and cleverly bookends the narrative with opening and closing chapters set in the twenty-first century, when an American scholar arrives in Germany to translate a well-preserved medieval manuscript.” —Booklist (starred review)
“McMyne’s shimmering debut gives a fresh, exciting backstory to one of the most famous villains in fairy tale lore: the witch who put Rapunzel in her tower…. The result is a sprawling epic, full of magic, love, and heartbreak. Fans of Circe and The Wolf and the Woodsman will devour this taut, empowering fairy tale.” —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
Mary McMyne writes poems and stories…
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