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Foxfire, Wolfskin and other stories of shapeshifting women

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Global Book Sales
 | 
October, 2020
ISBN:
9781912836246
Quantity: 
2
$20.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Charged with drama and beauty, this memorable collection by a master storyteller weaves a magical world of possibility and power from female myths of physical renewal, creation and change. It is an extraordinary immersion into the bodies and voices, mindscapes and landscapes, of the shapeshifting women of our native folklore.

Drawing on myth and fairy tales found across Europe from Croatia to Sweden, Ireland to Russia, these stories are about coming to terms with our animal natures, exploring the ways in which we might renegotiate our fractured relationship with the natural world, and uncovering the wildness and wilderness within.

She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do—racing over the fells, whipping up the snow with their tails, the friction of it sending up sparks into the midnight sky. This is what makes the aurora’s glow. Revontulet, we call it: foxfire.

“A book for all the wild women ... Foxfire, Wolfskin is simply the most perfect thing. I love each and every placement of each word. Love the wildness, the shapeshifting, the fearsomeness of it.” —Jackie Morris, co-author of The Lost Words

This deeply evocative and haunting collection, part rally cry, part warning, part manifesto and all parts enchanting, is beautifully illustrated by Helen Nicholson, Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women is Blackie's first collection of short stories. She has also written The Enchanted Life and If Women Rose Rooted.



 

Publisher’s Description: 

Written by Sharon Blackie, these twelve, beautifully written stories are original for modern readers, but based on existing folklore and fairy tales. They all focus on women who have the ability to transform themselves, or who have been transformed or enchanted - who have the ability to shape-shift, to renew themselves, to cross over from one element to another - from land to water, this world and the Otherworld, woman-kind to wild creature. Blackie, a writer, psychologist and mythologist, is known for her personal development books If Women Rose Rooted and The Enchanted Life. In Foxfire, she uses myth, folklore and fairy tales from British and Northern European traditions to build upon her radical eco-feminist message.

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