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The Story of the Hundred Promises (Paperback)

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This elegant, gentle, and above all fiercely loving tale of a trans man’s gratitude to a mysterious Enchanter will captivate any fan of fantasy retellings. I had to stop many times and take a do-not-cry-in-public break at philosophical musings just a little too poignant and quiet moments just a little too personal, wondering repeatedly at the fact that my own experiences were suddenly reflected so easily. A long-needed warm embrace of a book.



A queer, deconstructed version of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy taleTrans sailor Darragh Thorn has made a comfortable life for himself among people who love and accept him. Ten years after his exile from home, though, his sister asks him to reconcile with their ailing father. Determined to resolve his feelings rather than just survive them, Darragh sets off on a quest to find the one person who can heal a half-dead man: the mysterious enchanter who once gave him the magic he needed to become his true self. But so far as anyone knows, no one but Darragh has seen the enchanter for a century, and the fairy tales that survive about em give more cause for fear than hope. In lush and evocative prose, and populated with magical trees and a wise fox, The Story of the Hundred Promises is a big-hearted fantasy suffused with queer optimism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942436515
ISBN-10: 1942436513
Publisher: Forest Avenue Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English