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The Four Marys

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Obsession, longing, deceit and even murder feature in this quartet of provocative novellas, which gives a modern twist to tales of women for whom all is not necessarily as it seems. Drawing on history, culture and lore, this is a riveting exploration of the complexities of motherhood: edgy and engrossing, moving, yet at times, disturbing.
ebook, 364 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Saraband
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Annie
Jössas - also ich habe ja wirklich nichts gegen Frauenthemen, aber son ultra femme Kram verpackt als folk tales ist selbst mir zu viel. Wenn ich erotische Literatur lesen will, dann tue ich das. Wenn ich Frauenleidensgeschichten will - tue ich das (theoretisch), wenn ich moderne Sagen lesen will - tue ich das. Aber nicht alles in einen Topp schmeißen, klar? Da wird einem ja schlecht.
Heather Macdonald
Nov 02, 2014 Heather Macdonald rated it really liked it
The four Marys was a fantastic read, beautifully written with captivating stories that have a magical quality even with their dark and often disturbing themes.
I especially liked the first story as I am very fond of the folk lore of the selkie.
I would really recommend this book for anyone, It was a joy to read and I couldn't put it down, perfect for reading in front of the fire with a cup of tea.
Pamela Scott
Aug 06, 2015 Pamela Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed The Four Marys: A Quartet of Contemporary Folk Tales. I thought it offered a good range of thematically linked tales. I liked the bled of light and dark. I did prefer the stories with a darker tone (i.e. A Faerie Child). Rafferty’s wring is engaging and well-written. I enjoyed every page.
Kelly
Apr 26, 2015 Kelly rated it really liked it
Magical, dramatic, thought provoking, disturbing in parts, this collection doesn't pull any punches. It'll grab you by the gut and pull you in. But a couple of the stories were a touch too brutal for me and in a couple of cases I had to skip pages. This and the fact that there's a slightly self conscious air of wanting to shock are the only thing that stop this from being a 5 star read.
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