I read by Francesca Lia Block was "Snow."
Pretty wonderful stuff.
She's found a poetic style to complement the Brothers Grimm's, and she's thoroughly updated the fairy tales for our time.
"Snow" ends up being about the fertilizing relationship that sometimes springs up between straight women and their gay friends.
How that sometimes ends up being the "safest kind" of love.
Okay, that sounds like timidity and (straight) man-hating, right?
Well, it's a fairy tale.
And she pulls it off.
In this case, Snow White ends up with seven gentle gay fathers. Or father figures. Or brothers. Whatever. It's tricky.
I like her style.
Funny. Moving. Queer. Modern.
Many quotable passages.
In one short little story.
I hope the others are as delightful as this opening tale, this wryly funny and moving retelling of "Snow White."