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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Mothers Grimm
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'You make deals with God. You make deals with the Devil. You're not fussy. But as a wise man once said: "It's the saying you don't care what you get what gets you jiggered." So you say it, and you're jiggered, but what you give birth to is a hedgehog. It's prickly and its cry is a noise so terrible that you wish someone would scrape fingernails on a blackboard to give you some relief.

'In a fairytale, the only good mother is six feet under. All the others are bad news.

'A fairytale mother will exchange her first-born child for a handful of leafy greens. And if times get tough, she'll walk her babes into the woods and leave them there.

'But mothers of today do no such things. Do they?

'In this collection of heart-breakingly honest stories, the mothers of the Brothers Grimm are brought - with wit, subversiveness and lyrical prose - into the here and now.

Danielle Wood turns four fairytales on their heads and makes them exquisitely her own.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Nobody's mother can't not never do nothing right.

    –Liz Lochhead

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
      image of person or book cover 1965190652324821294.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2014
      ISBN: 9781741756746

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Samela Harris , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 October 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
Danielle Wood : Mother's Grimm Folly Gleeson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2014;

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
It's the Darkness That Brings New Life Contemporary Take on the Grimm Fairytales Kate Forsyth , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 September 2014; (p. 32-33) The Canberra Times , 20 September 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
Grim Motherhood 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
The Real-World Stories of Fairytale Mothers Linda Morris , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 August 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
Review : Mothers Grimm Bec Kavanagh , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 1 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
Motherhood Statement with a Difference Jo Case , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
The Real-World Stories of Fairytale Mothers Linda Morris , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 August 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
Grim Motherhood 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
It's the Darkness That Brings New Life Contemporary Take on the Grimm Fairytales Kate Forsyth , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 September 2014; (p. 32-33) The Canberra Times , 20 September 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Mothers Grimm Danielle Wood , 2014 selected work short story
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