For centuries fairy tales have been shared between friends, using gentle humor and irony to teach life lessons, and Cashorali's charming tales, contemporized for a sophisticated audience, unite traditional stories with social, psychological, and cultural issues in today's gay community. Characters within them learn to come out and be proud of who they are, love, trust, and help others, confront issues of aging, mortality, and HIV, learn what it means to be a caregiver, grieve, and rejoice in unexpected renewal in their lives. The thirteen stories draw on classic sources including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Perrault, as well as tales from Irish, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, Yiddish, Chinese, and Gypsy folklore and legend. They feature fairy tale favorites such as magical dwarves and sprites, talking animals, handsome princes, and powerful but generally misguided kings, as well as a cast of characters new to fairy tales - models and photographers, clothing designers, brawny woodcutters, sugar daddies, bestial tops and subservient bottoms, and many more.
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Published November 1, 1997
by Faber & Faber.
Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction.