Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets

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What happens when a girl finds herself at the crossroads between worlds—where the angels and ghosts, gods and demons, and beauties and beasts of myth are real? What does she do and who does she become?

Roses and Bones captures the best Francesca Lia Block has to offer: extravagantly imaginative tales, dark landscapes, fierce poetry, and storytelling that is nothing short of magical.

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Overview

What happens when a girl finds herself at the crossroads between worlds—where the angels and ghosts, gods and demons, and beauties and beasts of myth are real? What does she do and who does she become?

Roses and Bones captures the best Francesca Lia Block has to offer: extravagantly imaginative tales, dark landscapes, fierce poetry, and storytelling that is nothing short of magical.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“[Block’s] lush, beautiful words turn modern-day Los Angeles into a fantastical world of fairies, angels, and charms
VOYA - Kelly Czarnecki
A retelling of myths and tales, Roses & Bones takes the reader on a vivid and sensual ride through three books; Psyche in a Dress, Echo, and The Rose and the Beast. Readers who brush up on their mythology before embarking on this journey will have a deeper experience, being able to make the distinction between what is myth and what is real. Psyche's story is told in narrated lines of poetry against the backdrop of an actress being filmed by her violent father. The stories of Persephone, Echo, Eurydice, Aphrodite, and Demeter are woven into a stream-of-conscious retelling; a patchwork of snippets from the myths as we know them combined with the contemporary. Book II tells the story in prose of Echo, whose father is dying. To cope with the inevitable loss, she hangs out at bars or the beach, frequently drinking and meeting men. Book III retells nine fairytales in short story form, each one a magical and riveting scene unto itself. This book is important to add to library collections for Francesca Lia Block fans, but also for those wanting to explore alternative and wild retellings of tales and myths. This book lends itself well to looking at the female role through the kaleidoscope lens that we know Block uses so well. Drugs, sex, anorexia, incest, and other hard-hitting issues are explored throughout the book. Reviewer: Kelly Czarnecki
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062019547
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 715,317
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    reading it right now, what a beautiful book. Dark and passionate

    reading it right now, what a beautiful book. Dark and passionate and filled with lust and love.AMAZING! 

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