The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
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...imaginatively combines murder, revenge, sex, magic, and other genre tropes into a dark and twisted fairy tale
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What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother?

In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after.

In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel’s beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to her tower and they spend an afternoon of passion together, but by nightfall the prince must return to his kingdom, and his betrothed.

Now king, he weds his intended and the kingdom rejoices when a daughter named Snow White is born. Beyond the castle walls, Rapunzel waits in her crumbling tower, gathering news of her beloved from those who come to her seeking wisdom. She tries to mend her broken heart but her love lingers, pulsing in the magic tendrils of her hair.

The king, too, is haunted by his memories, but after his queen’s mysterious death, he is finally able to follow his heart into the darkness of the forest. But can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the castle and be the innocent beauty he remembers?
 

About Carolyn Turgeon

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Carolyn Turgeon is the author of Rain Village, Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story, Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale, and the young adult novel The Next Full Moon. She is the editor of Mermaids, a special-edition annual magazine, and teaches writing in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Find out more at CarolynTurgeon.com and IAmaMermaid.com.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Touchstone. 289 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on May 27 2013

...imaginatively combines murder, revenge, sex, magic, and other genre tropes into a dark and twisted fairy tale

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Reviewed by xoxoxoe on Aug 15 2013

The Fairest of Them All is a distinctly adult spin on some classic stories. The lush prose pulls the reader in, as the story takes Rapunzel and then Snow White for some unexpected twists and turns that will still surprise the most avid fan of folklore.

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