the fairies came to her yellow house
with orchids and sparkling lemonade
they sat in her living room and wrote with her lightning
and though she was happy
she wept because something was still missing
From "Fairy Tales in Electri-city"
Elves and centaurs, nymphs and fauns inhabit this new collection of magical, erotic poems about a girl yearning for and searching for love in present-day Los Angeles.
Francesca Lia Block has described her work as “contemporary fairy tales with an edge,” where the real world and its trouble find solace through the magic of creative expression and love.
She has received numerous honors, including the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award and the Phoenix Award, as well as citations from the American Library Association, The New York Times Book Review, and School Library Journal.
Her many previous titles include the bestselling Weetzie Bat series (HarperCollins), the erotic fairy tale collection Nymph (Circlet), poetry collections How to (Un) Cage a Girl (HarperCollins) and Open Letter to Quiet Light (Manic D), and the mythological dating guide Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur (Bloomsbury), among many others. She lives in Los Angeles.
FAIRY TALES IN ELECTRI-CITY
by Francesca Lia Block
Fabula Rasa 03
80 pages/perfect bound
Pub Date: 1 March 2011
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