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The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin

The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin

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Cinderella wants her Prince Charming dead in this sophisticated fairy-tale for the twenty-first century.

Cinderella married the man of her dreams–the perfect ending she deserved after diligently following all the fairy-tale rules. Yet now, thirteen and a half years later, things have gone badly wrong and her life is far from perfect. One night, fed up and exhausted, she sneaks out of the palace to get help from the Witch who, for a price, offers love potions to disgruntled housewives. But as the old hag flings the last ingredients into the cauldron, Cinderella doesn’t ask for a love spell to win back her Prince Charming. Instead, she wants him dead.

Endlessly surprising, wildly inventive, and decidedly modern, The Charmed Wifeweaves together time and place, fantasy and reality, to conjure a world unlike any other. Nothing in it is quite what it seems–the twists and turns of its magical, dark, and swiftly shifting paths take us deep into the heart of what makes us unique, of romance and marriage, and of the very nature of storytelling.

REVIEWS

“This wildly inventive, thoroughly modern retelling of the story of Cinderella–and what happens after she marries Prince Charming and comes to feel he is not really so charming after all–is creepy in all the right ways. Genre-bending and darkly comic, Grushin’s fourth novel is a weird and wonderful triumph.” –O, the Oprah Magazine 

“A comic riff on an ancient fairy tale.” –Los Angeles Times

The Charmed Wife is a modern take on the story of Cinderella, marriage, divorce and love that’s surprising, darkly comedic and enchanting.” –CNN

“The wickedly inventive story you’ve been waiting for.” –PopSugar

“This intriguing Cinderella retelling extrapolates on what happens after happily ever after….Readers who enjoy the fairytale retellings of Margaret Atwood, Ann Sexton, and Kate Bernheimer will love this unique spin on a classic tale.” –BuzzFeed

PRODUCT DETAILS
Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 978-0593085523
Pages: 288