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Angel Maker: The Short Stories of Sara Maitland

by Sara Maitland

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English writer Sara Maitland tried to give a feminist slant to theology in her non-fiction work A Big-Enough God. In this collection of short stories, she does the same for a broad range of cultural narratives--from mythology, fable, and scripture to history, journalism, and fiction. Drawing inspiration from these sources, she has rewritten the stories to bring out the contribution and the position of their female characters, often marginalized in the original. So, for example, in "Siren's Song" the sirens on the reef become the focus, not the sailors they lure to their deaths in revenge for a rape. In the title story, the fairy tale of "Hansel and Gretel" inspires a story with the witch at the center, no longer a villain but a safe abortion provider and fertility expert.

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A collection of stories on women, from biblical heroines to simple housewives. The story, The Burning Times, is on lesbians in the Middle Ages, Fag Hags: A Field Guide, is on women who go out with gay men, and Siren Song is on some revengeful sirens.

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