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The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin

The Charmed Wife

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The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin
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Jan 12, 2021 | ISBN 9780593085509

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“A dizzying retelling of ‘Cinderella,’ one in which nothing is as it seems and fairy tale marriages do not end happily ever after…Clever.” Publishers Weekly

“The comedy is devastating in this autopsy of a marriage that dies of ‘happily ever after’ syndrome. Seldom has such emotional realism been spied in the precincts of wild magic. This alumna of the Cinderella marriage is overwhelmed, over-enchanted, and so over it. Fall under its charms, I dare you.” –Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

“With the publication of her first novel, Grushin instantly became one of my favorite writers. She touches the borders of myth and fairytale in everything she does, but never so explicitly as here, in this dark and dreamy retelling of Cinderella. Inside the plot, magic comes and goes. But inside the reader, it’s all magic, all of us happily caught in Grushin’s hypnotic spell.” –Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

“In The Charmed Wife, Olga Grushin turns the fairy tale romance on its head, and then just keeps turning it, playfully, subversively, brilliantly: a feat of fierce imagination.” –Jess Walter, author of The Cold Millions and Beautiful Ruins

The Charmed Wife is a thought-provoking, wickedly clever, and beautifully written fairy tale character study that enchants at every turn. Olga Grushin dissects fairy tales, marriage, and the messy human heart with a pen as sharp as any scalpel.” –Melissa Bashardoust, author of Girl, Serpent, Thorn

“Lush and powerful, The Charmed Wife is brimful of magic and the seething darkness that lies beneath the glittering surface of every good fairy tale.” –Leife Shallcross, author of The Beast’s Heart 

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