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- Print Length: 34 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 3, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007GQYZZ2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,592 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The change and growth in Meriel as the story progresses is emotional and dramatic. But it's the unexpected ending that got me. Ms Deimer's writing reminds me of the best of Poe. Stories like "Masque of the Red Death" and "Silence a Fable" have the same imaginative lyrical and poetic qualities that Ms Diemer pours into her storytelling.
The evolution of Nor's over just a few pages, and the effect she has on Meriel is heart-warming to read, even if the ending is dark and unexpected. It's a passionate story and I recommend it.
Like the characters in the story, lesbians have historically been held invisible prisoners to illusion, prisoners to the popular social construction of reality passed on by the voices of our mothers, fathers, husbands (got to be fair here *S*) as we stood both isolated and lonely and on the shore looking out and longing for "home". This fairy tale both pointed out the void and then immediately and satisfying filled it.
At the risk of repeating myself, I realized/was reminded that my younger self had been deprived by not having this type of literature available, and I recognized an old longing as profound as Meriel's, as she struggles with separating her voice from her family tradition in an effort to discover her true voice (Self), free of the repeating tapes of her straight mother's commands as well as the mother/grandmother's ugly lack of empathy - the extreme lack of empathy by the way - being one definition of evil (see M. Scott Peck), but we all know the battles of evil and magic are the classic fodder of the hidden teachings within fairy tales. Nor, already knows who she is and longs to return to her true essence. She is the embodiment of empathy and love, a power more potent than the fear holding the illusion in place. A beautifully spun tale and hey, who says there can't be two good witches in the same story, one helping the other find truth?
The author is onto something special here and I am very glad to have stumbled across this treasure.
Themes of filial duty and denial are present here, and also there's magic lesbians, so like. It's awesome if that's what you're into.
I would, truthfully, absolutely love to see this beautiful piece turned into a full novel. It deserves so much more.
If your expecting a little girl-on-girl action, you won't get it here. Well maybe just a little, but this is certainly not erotica. This story is more a fantastical love tragedy than any standard genre read.
I've certainly found a new favorite author! Pick it up, you won't be sorry:-)
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After reading "The Dark Wife" by Sarah Diemer, I was hooked; her words are painted beautifully into soliloquies that weave passionate, lovely tales. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Short and sweet, a little nsfw at some points so watch where you read XDPublished 3 months ago by Marquidah
I will not lie i got this book only because it was free and thought why not. Now this book was nothing mind blowing and the ending left a little to be desired but i did feel like... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Romenjack
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Left me wanting more. A short fable that breaks your heart and doesn't satisfy, but so well done it made me cry.Published 8 months ago by DRainbolt
Short, yet awesome world building and just a captivating story.Published 10 months ago by Reading Maven
The ending leaves the reader dazed and confused . At times hard to follow but all of the characters are lovable and uniquePublished 11 months ago by Adrienne Beranger
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