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Hag by Daisy Johnson, Kirsty Logan, Emma Glass, Eimear McBride

Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold

Daisy Johnson, Kirsty Logan, Emma Glass, Eimear McBride

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Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 8 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9780349013596

Dark folktales retold for modern times by some of the most exciting women writing today, from Daisy Johnson to Eimear McBride

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
17 Oct 2020

"an engaging anthology that breathes new life into old stories"

Many of the tales share similar themes – loss, love, courage, rebirth – but regionality and accent make for a diverse collection. As with any compilation, some stories are more compelling than others, but the authors are to be commended for their original takes on the source material. In a collection with strong feminist overtones, many of the stories explore childbirth and motherhood in inventive ways.