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Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas

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Mermaids, seal women, little girls born of eggs, old men born of prematurely aged parents, and other strange creatures populate award-winning author Lauren Slater's stories of magic, psychology, pain, and release. Slater depicts the modern-day psycho-pharmaceutical industry and our ongoing obsession with chemically synthetic solutions, the staleness and surprises embedded ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 17th 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 2005)
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Tales of women and about women, each different in tone and outlook. Some are happy, some are sad, some are bitter but they’re all women. Browse through this and you’re certain to pick out a favorite or two. (Mine, I suppose, would have to be the gun, if only because it posits a world in which women no longer outfitted themselves to please men.)
I just have a big problem with allegories. I feel dumb when I read them. Am I getting what the author is trying to say? Why is the squirrel talking? I know that the tree is really important, but I figure out why! Ugh!
Really fascinating, strangely relevant modern day fairy tales that are not for children.
Strange modern fairy tales some of which I don't understand.
Adult fairy tales. Nothing extraordinary here, but a nice day read.
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Lauren Slater is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of numerous books, including Welcome To My Country, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Opening Skinner’s Box, and Blue Beyond Blue, a collection of short stories. Slater’s most recent book is The $60,000 Dog: My Life With Animals.

Slater has been the recipient of numerous awards, amongst them a 2004 National Endowments for the Arts Award, and
More about Lauren Slater...
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir Welcome to My Country Prozac Diary The Best American Essays 2006

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