RAGS & BONES is a gorgeously currated collection of short stories, as satisfying for the glimpses of each story's origin story as the final product. As favorite authors distill classic tales to their essence, this his anthology was immersive and thought provoking, a masters class in the creative process with an all star attendance list.
Many of the inspirations for these stories were unfamiliar, but that proved as intriguing as the stories themselves. Each author included a short note, offering a connection to the source material through their eyes. Updating classic sources with a new perpective and a fresh voice, I found myself enjoying the narrative, often contemplating the moral complexities faced by characters, and then mentally retracing how the author's original experience with a story gave birth to a new perspective.
RAGS & BONES could serve as a self contained book club, offering both the pleasure of well written stories and the connective sinew of the author's own experiences. With the gorgeous illustrations and thought provoking, clever stories, you'll want to share most of the readers in your life to continue the conversation.
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Sexual Content: References to sex and rape.