Short Story collection, adaption of myths by women from culture
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These were short stories that were rewrites of myths and fables. Different women authors from different cultures all contributed.
I read it in 2012, I mentions Vietnam war protest I think so probably written after 1970, 1960 at the earliest.
Specific stories I remember:
*A story probably based on Casandra, it was about a Greek slave who overhears her master's friend is going to rape her, so she ask a god for help and he makes her a priestess or oracle.
*A story about a boy who shows up in some town wearing a shirt with a marijuana leaf on it, he gets in a fight and wrecks the guy who was bothering this girl, he is a nameless fairy and he and the girl have sex in a field, she refuses to name him, and returns to normal life so she can fight for women's rights.
*A story, I think it was based on a Native American myth, and women is follow by this creepy white guy, she is naked but she is so confident that it intimidates him, and he dies, I think.
*There is a girl who has never felt at home in her body, she meets a boy, they are both fox spirits or something, there is also a train. The myth is east Asian in origin.
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A couple of the stories you describe ring a bell in my memory. Let me think a bit and see if I can recall the title. hm.
ETA: The Datlow anthology The Coyote Road (2007)?
The Native American story I remember is: "One Odd Shoe" by Pat Murphy.
The Greek story is: "The Listeners" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
The fox spirit story may be: "Realer Than You" by Christopher Barzak; and the field story may be: "Crow Roads" by Charles de Lint (I'm not seeing super good summaries of those stories online, and my own memories are a bit fuzzy here.)
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