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Far North and Other Dark Tales Paperback – 1 Mar 2008

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: MAIA BOOKS (1 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904559271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904559276
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,204,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`The most exciting short story writer I know'
-- Martin Goodman, author of On Bended Knees, Slippery When Wet

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The title story is now a major film, being shown at several prestigious film festivals since premiering in Venice 2007, and due for general release in the UK in September 2008, starring Sean Bean, Michelle Yeoh and Michelle Krusiec, directed by Asif Kapadia ("The Warrior": BAFTA Best British Film 2001 plus 11 other awards). This work offers more 'modern traditional tales' from an acknowledged master of the genre, drawing on the author's deep knowledge of classical mythology and traditional stories from every continent."Far North", based on an Inuit myth, is set among desperate women in the frozen north surviving against all odds. Here is a new version of the Grimms' tale of the seven swan brothers and their sister's vow of silence; the Sirens justify the mayhem they wreak on the Greek sailors, while a tribe struggles over the tattooing of babies in the Amazon, Sheherazade is still trying to stay alive by telling stories, and the Princess Kalito tries to free both her feet and her heart from their bindings.

All these stories, formally bold and innovative, emotionally edgy and deeply imbued with a sense of location, address Sara Maitland's primary concerns about the links between beauty and terror, modernity and ritual.More than half the stories in this collection have never been published in book form, and the others are remarkably enriched by their linked associations. Intertwining the everyday and the inexplicable to witty and disquieting effect, her wildest flights of fantasy are anchored in deep psychological understanding and vivid description, overlaid with a wickedly ironic humour.

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