I’m posting an excerpt from a review of the Roxane Gay novel, ‘An Untamed State‘. Here is the opening from the 9 May 2015 article published in ‘The New York Times’.
‘Contemporary tellings tend to mask the real horrors of the original Brothers Grimm stories and their ilk. We remember the princess and the happy ending. We’d rather forget that a passing stranger raped Sleeping Beauty as she lay unconscious, or that Snow White’s jealous stepmother not only called for her death but wanted to eat her liver and lungs. Roxane Gay’s striking debut novel, “An Untamed State,” is a fairy tale in this vein, its complex and fragile moral arrived at through great pain and high cost…’
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