How To Spin Gold

Epigraph Publishing, 1997

The traditional tale of Rumpelstiltskin turns on the revelation of a name. But what if the spinner of gold has no name? What if she is a girl, outcast from her village—welcomed only by the one she has always feared as witch? In this classic early novel, Elizabeth Cunningham deftly works her magic, transforming a familiar tale into a startling encounter with our deepest human longings. The nameless narrator’s journey from bitterness to wonder is a profound meditation on the alchemy of the spirit.

 

What Readers Say:
Take an unwanted daughter, a Wise Woman of the Wood, and a classic heroic task. Add more than a dash of magic and shake well. The resulting brew is sheer enchantment--and we would expect nothing less from the acclaimed author of The Maeve Chronicles. Elizabeth Cunningham delivers abundant beauty and wry wisdom in this delicious fairytale for our time. -Cait Johnson, author of
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